10 JUNE – 1 OCTOBER 2017

Matherly’s sculpture on the grassy area along the promenade looks as if it had fallen from the sky. The surface of the material exhibits cracks and holes in many places. The walkers protrude in some spots and in others completely vanish inside the grey material. As ready-made or everyday objects, they assume the function of a pedestal and also become part of the sculpture. In the artist’s conception, these objects introduce a scale that is closely related to the human body. Some of the walkers used in this sculpture are no longer new and come from the wider Münster area. Despite its massive presence, the sculpture emanates a lightness, appearing to hover above the earth.
Concrete, fiberglass, ambulatory equipment, wood, metal,
ca. 350 × 700 × 300 cm

© Copyright Skulptur Projekte 2017 
© Images Henning Rogge



Justin Matherly (b. in 1972 in West Islip, NY, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His sculpture Sunrise was presented in the Unlimited sector of Art Basel. His work has been extensively exhibited such as in recent years with KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany (2013, 2015) at the Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany (2018), with Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (2020) and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA (2021). 

In his work, Justin Matherly’s large-scale cast and concrete installations are inspired by historical artifacts. Using antiquity as a starting point, Matherly creates his own visual cosmos through the rei...
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