Everyone grows relief

Artist: Olga Balema
installation | Steel, fabric, latex, glue, water | 533x330x406mm | 2016

Olga Balema uses a wide range of found and fabricated objects in her sculptures and installations, referencing art history, cinema, literature, and personal narratives. Consistent throughout all of her work, however, is her interest in the notion of discomfort. In two of the works shown in the Biennial, Balema suspends unusual materials such as latex and fabric over metal armatures, creating a sense of unease. In Bread of Life, for example, she roughly wraps a length of beige tulle over steel rods, emphasizing the tension between these two material elements.(Image courtesy the artist and Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles)


Whitney Biennial 2019 | 2019.05.17 - 2019.09.22 | Whitney Museum of American Art(New York City, NY, United States)