Noah Loesberg: Night Work
Noah Loesberg explores our interaction with architecture and objects on a personal level. Starting with familiar objects – in this case traffic barriers – he injects shifts in scale, materials or context to create varying levels of abstraction.
According to Loesberg, “I approach my sculpture as a set of substitutions; materials stand in for other materials, forms for other forms, at varying levels of dissonance or consonance.” Night Work includes sculpture and drawing.
The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, September 23.
About the Artist
Noah Loesberg was raised in Huntington, Long Island, a suburb of New York City. He studied art and music at Bennington College, and earned an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Loesberg lives in Brooklyn and maintains a studio in Ridgewood, Queens.
“Architecture is rich with cultural intentions. In my work I represent what I experience in the built environment. I am interested in the objects, structures, and decorative devices that we navigate daily, those of the living room, the hallway, and the street outside. Although facades are usually what we think about when architecture is mentioned, looking at buildings is more akin to viewing mountains or forests; The man-made structures seem to arise like feats of nature. I focus on a much lower order of minutia, the smaller details of interior design and street level construction, where our interactions with architecture are personal. I start with a familiar object, and through shifts in scale, materials and context lead to varying levels of abstraction. Examples of my work include a street curb, which wraps the base of the gallery walls and can’t be stepped over, a huge smoke detector, which quietly intones weather reports, and a radiator, which uses the ironic visual warmth of wood instead of actual heat.”