EXHIBITION: Stephen Neidich at Wilding Cran Gallery, LA


Stephen Neidich “Making the rounds (a place to wait)”

June 2nd – July 27th 2019

@Wilding Cran gallery, Los Angeles

Stephen Neidich exhibition view – courtesy Wilding Cran gallery

It’s now became a habit for Naomi deLuce Wilding and Anthony Cran -owners of Wilding Cran gallery- to impress their visitors with stunning exhibitions. This month they celebrate gravitation with Marwa Abdul-Rahman at the Back gallery and the first solow show at the gallery of Stephen Neidich at their Front gallery.

Comprised of long metal chains attached to mechanized camshafts that generate a circular rotation across blocks of urbanite, the resulting sculpture produces a mechanical melody that echoes throughout the gallery. This creates a contradiction of theory and practice – industrial forms rarely induce feelings of serenity, yet there is something hypnotic and oddly calming about the rhythm of metal hitting concrete.

For many people living and working in urban areas, Making the rounds (a place to wait) echoes the white noise that soundtracks everyday city life. There is something whimsical in the movement of the chains and the camshafts, as if they are performing a dance. Neidich proves that meditative qualities can still be found even in seemingly inhospitable objects. Visitors are encouraged to circle the piece, experiencing it from different angles on both an audio and visual level.

No doubt it’s a sensitive experience that anyone can see for him/herself