GANDALF GAVAN: KNOTS
3 November - 3 December 2011
A formalist by training, Gavan’s works project a dazzling energy, the shapes and forms are both playful and exuberant,
“I am attracted to art that has that sense of humour and tension between seriousness, ambivalence and play.” (The Brooklyn Rail).
His 2003 installation in Oaxaca, Daedalus’s Song, “created an impossibly beautiful sight, a canopy of thousands of mirrored glass orbs hung over a historical street in Oaxaca, Mexico”
The Miami Herald called the installation “blown glass rain suspended over Oaxaca.“
Gavan’s last show in New York (Larissa Goldstone, 2010), was dedicated to the memory of his mother, painter and muralist Zara Kriegstein. Kriegstein was Artistic Director of the October Gallery from 1979-1980.