Barry Le Va

28 October to 16 December 2006
541 West 24 Street

18 October 2006


On 28 October 2006 the Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Chelsea location an Installation of new sculpture by BARRY LE VA.

Barry Le Va is one of the foremost Artists who, since the 1960s, has used unconventional materials, reductive forms, and deliberate placement to redefine sculpture. The present large-scale work “Tachycardia II” consists of various lengths of 1½” aluminum rod and blocky cast resin shapes situated on the floor of the Gallery. The precise arrangement brings to mind vital systems and circuitry, and sanctions a dialogue between the individual objects and the space containing them.

Claiming a position distinct from the Minimalists, for whom color was relatively incidental, Le Va pairs the white gleam of raw aluminum with a shade of resin based on the deep maroon of the classic Websterís Dictionary. This association, together with a series of drawings on view that reveal the Artist exploring various configurations of the sculpture, encourages the possibility of decoding its abstract components.

The exhibition, at 541 West 24 Street, will run through 16 December 2006. Please contact the Gallery if we can be of further assistance, or visit our website

Ron Warren