|Detail of Model for a Twin, 2012|
Fans of Sze’s work will know what to expect from the artist by now, for she has become renowned for her elaborate assemblages created using a plethora of everyday materials. Whereas in the past, Sze’s sculptures have appeared as organic, chaotic structures, that seem to have slowly grown in the gallery space, these latest works are neater, and appear more like individual scientific tests (with the odd bird's nest thrown in), or Heath Robinson style contraptions that any moment will come whirring into life.
|Model for a Print, 2012|
|Detail of Model for a Print, 2012|
|Model for a Diviner, 2012|
|Detail of Model for a Diviner, 2012|
|Installation view of Pendulum (2012)|
A member of the gallery staff is stationed next to the piece, warning viewers to stay at least three feet away from the work. Sensible as this is, it slightly breaks the work’s spell, alerting viewers to its all-too-fragile nature. But Sze’s piece fascinates regardless, in its ability to take the ordinary, average objects that litter our world and use them to create an alternative universe where their function is entirely different.
|Model for a Twin, 2012|
|Model for a Left Foot, 2012. All images courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London. © Sarah Sze|