Jeffrey Stark is pleased to announce “High from the Other Side,” an installation of new sculptures and articles by Rose Salane. Salane makes use of physical bygones to summon feelings associated with being alone, being in secondary school, and personal security. Her sculptures are recollections of the self, realized in everyday objects and interactions. She communicates with the intrinsic identity of these objects by pouring plaster directly into various materials. She chooses each item intentionally, and relies deeply on the presence of absence; a relationship of void and gravity. In their conception, the sculptures are cast and removed from their original forms, appearing both deflated and petrified.
Salane's work is fueled by the different shades of information in public life — the conversations people have in public, the way people relate to their belongings; regimented actions meeting sudden shifts in social etiquette. These noticed moments accumulate to illustrate a set of disparate economies that live on top of each other in the city. Salane's articles are written while walking with these observations. "High from the Other Side" is a place furnished with allusions to permanence, domesticity, and banality.