According to the press statment, the work included in Generally explores Paul Gabrielli's vision of three-dimensional objects as compressed images. These intimate and meticulous sculptures mirror in the external world the way those same objects are processed through the eye and projected into the brain. In this way, Gabrielli transforms the gallery into an experimental environment at once fictional and clinical. By juxtaposing two objects of similar purpose — a re-imagined smoke alarm and an inscrutable fire bell, or a surveillance camera and a flashlight — he invokes a wayward world that touches on the romantic and the surreal, inviting us to abandon our real-world associations and approach those varieties of items instead as true objects. That is, objects of desire.
Paul Gabrielli (b. 1982) is a New York-based artist whose work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries including the Cartier Foundation, Paris.