The Unicorn, 2021
expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, wood, steel, hair, acrylic paint, quartz, glass eyes, pencil, Plexiglas, thread, metal wire, and glass rhinestones
55 x 26 x 16 inches (139.7 x 66 x 40.6 cm)
An exhibition of new sculptures by David Altmejd will be the Los Angeles-based artist’s first show at the gallery. Unfolding across the south gallery, four individual chambers will house sculptures depicting faces in various degrees of dematerialization, gradually dissolving visual signifiers of the recognizable human form. Navigating the space, visitors will be taken on a journey inspired by "The Fool's Journey" of the Major Arcana tarot cards—representing the stages and lessons of life—as the artist explores a psychedelic path to self-discovery and change.
Experiencing Altmejd's constructed universe will invite visitors to reflect inward, suggesting a way of being that prioritizes a detachment of consciousness from the body and the mind.