Minding the Gap in the Foundation of the Sensual

Chet Geiselman

8/30/18 – 9/30/18

An exhibit opening reception will be held on September 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Artist Statement:

Geiselman is a sculptor who describes himself as ‘a creative problem solver, a collector and arranger of objects and information, a fabricator of visual forms, and a lifelong student of spiritual and human nature.’  He creates works that combine the familiar materials of wood and steel with recontextualized found objects. A deep regard for traditional craftsmanship and a love of Bauhaus design is present in his objects; these qualities are offset by the emphatic presence of narrative and associative content introduced by the found object. Each of Geiselman’s works suggests a formal relationship to the space it inhabits and alludes to the potential functionality (past or present) of the objects that compose it; at the same time his works, in their juxtaposition of the inanimate and the strangely animate, the found and the handmade, imply an odd narrative quality reminiscent of the absurdist sculptures of surrealist artists like Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Joseph Cornell . In his works, the interplay of form and content generates a tension that is meditative, awkward, humorous, playful, and ultimately open-ended.