Rachel Feinstein, Corine, 2018, majolica, 51 1/4 × 37 3/8 × 49 1/4 inches (130 × 95 × 125 cm), 1 of 4 unique versions. Installation view at Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

 

Rachel Feinstein at Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom.

On view July 4 through October 7, 2018.


At Frieze Sculpture 2018, Gagosian will present four new ceramic sculptures by Rachel Feinstein: Octavio, Corine, Mezzetino and Chinoisie.

While visiting the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory in Munich, Feinstein was struck by the intricately detailed commedia dell’arte figurines designed by rococo sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli. Each of Bustelli’s characters, theatrically posed, nestles into a unique pedestal; organic, shell-like forms with gilded edges. Feinstein produced scaled-up versions of the pedestals in the form of garden seating, inviting viewers to assume the place of the costumed figures, and to attempt to try on their buckled, period shoes. Titled after their respective characters, the pearly white pedestals become strangely erotic abstractions, suggesting the body by its absence.



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