Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) Sculpture

January 23, 2007 - March 10, 2007

 

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Richard Stankiewicz
Untitled (Tank),  c. 1963
steel
86 x 41 x 25-1/2
Best in Show: Richard Stankiewicz
The Village Voice
R.C. Baker
February 23, 2007
Richard Stankiewicz

The macho abstractions of yore are embodied in these welded steel sculptures from the mid–20th century: rusted hot-water tanks joined to corroded mufflers or draped with weathered, industrial-grade chains stand like comic but vaguely menacing sentinels. Stankiewicz (1922–83) was not afraid to use drain holes for eyes or slap on an exhaust-pipe nose, and 1963's Two Tank Figures, shot through with diagonal steel rails and leaning into each other like lurching drunks, combines Dadaist absurdity with blue-collar empathy. Zabriskie, 41 E 57th, 212-752-1223. Through March 10.