Anya Gallaccio’s Rêvons D’or
will be on view at ONE from April 23-June 4. Here, a bronze cast portion of a tree stands overturned and balances on its bifurcated limbs. Porcelain apples hang from rope which clings to the texture of the tree. Unlike Gallaccio’s time-based installations which allow organic material to decompose, melt, or otherwise change, in this 2006 sculpture that natural process has been stopped by the artist and frozen indefinitely in bronze and porcelain.
Gallaccio, part of the generation of Young British Artists, was born in Scotland and lived in London until 2008, when she moved to San Diego to join the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Gallaccio attended Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Her work is featured in numerous international public and private collections, with solo exhibitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; SculptureCenter, New York, NY; Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom; and Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom, among others.