<i>Eat Out</i> at Feature Inc., New York
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David Shaw, Bog, 2013; wood, mirror, glass; 115 x 94 x 90". Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York. David Shaw's exhibition, Eat Out, at Feature Inc. in New York captures the ineffable qualities of water, with spatial references to above and below. The works reinforce allegorical dimensions of map-making in relation to watery forces. Shaw's handblown glass entities present a range of domestic looking cups, wineglasses, plates and saucers, many of which have distorted shapes that mimic transitory water droplets being thrust outward. The transparent glass sculptures visually behave as water succumbing to natural forces, such as intense winds, but also hint at the unnatural, as if gravitating to a mysterious pull. Shaw executes control over his materials, which appear as water but behave as glass. Sympathetic magic is in play, as glass imitates water and stripped tree limbs imitate lightening.
Semi-permanent, intriguing and bizarre, Shaw's inviting mirror tables are
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