This California-based artist is best known for his bronze statues that resemble animal skulls. Zajac calls on the traditions of surrealism, biomorphism, and abstraction to create a body of work that deals with animal sacrifice Numbered 3/6; Bronze; Provenance: Private Collection, Princeton
"Spool is one of a series of sculptures made that explore the human figure in a reduced or simplified way, either by encasing or transforming their outer surface or skin. With Spool, the coils emanate from within the head, implying that the coils that wrap the figure originate from within. It is a cocoon of sorts, where the form inside is transforming and growing while protected, though at the same time the protection seems ominous." -Emil Alzamora
Nangle’s marriage of glass and metal comes from a fascination with liquidising, pouring, and re-solidifying the material — reformatting appearance and objectivity to his whim. ‘The Idea of the Electric Lightbulb Sinks In’ appropriates the form of the lightbulb as a familiar but disruptive vessel, the realism and trompe l’ceil mimicry of each bulb in the stack set against the strange and uncertain material placed inside, and precarious overall amassed structure. Nangle seeks to question objects for which we take for granted — his series of works in this realm inserting bubble wrap, packing material or even glowing elemental gases into glass as an ongoing investigation of hidden and unacknowledged spaces.