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For his sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, Gedi Sibony has combined salvaged materials fashioned into objects, staged within and among the remnants of temporary walls from the previous exhibition, guiding visitors through a symbolic sequence distributed in broad blocks of space.

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Signs of Encounter, 2019-20

Cast aluminum, painted wood, metal screws

77 x 40 x 36 1/2 inches (195.6 x 101.6 x 92.7 cm) each

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Gedi Sibony, Signs of Encounter, 2019-20 (detail)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Primary Element, 2019

Black clay, painted wooden plinth

Vessel: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (8.3 x 8.3 x 7 cm)

Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

Both the elaborately figurative ornamentation and the architecture of its galleries and passageways must be understood in light of their functional purpose: to provide a summarizing expression that unfolds itself into sensually tangible coherence. Encounters with discrete objects are integrated with the experience of moving through the gallery, from different viewpoints that cut across and through the layered objects and spaces. The entrance is made ceremonial and allows for visualizations and associations.

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Gedi Sibony, Primary Element, 2019 (detail)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

GS.761

Gedi Sibony

Still Life with Shadows, 2019

Oil on oil painting

Painting: 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Frame: 12 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches (32.7 x 42.9 x 3.5 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Still Life with Missing Elements, 2019

Oil on oil painting

Painting: 21 7/8 x 28 1/8 x 3/4 inches (55.6 x 71.4 x 1.9 cm)

Frame: 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (59.7 x 74.9 x 4.4 cm)

The space is divided into three intersecting spheres. The central axis, broken into two progressively growing chambers, invokes the temporal aspect of reality. The forward trajectory and the holding of beliefs. As the middle space, it could be seen as a formulation of the corporeal essence as it seeks understanding, experiences death. In the outer terrace by the windows, a series of wooden desk-like sculptures repeat in a shifting serial format that reveals a strange compositional logic. The space furthest from the windows is dark and inaccessible, dramatizing the frontal aspect of the vignettes within.

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

GS.760

Gedi Sibony

Overarcher, 2020

Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters

56 x 62 x 23 1/2 inches (142.2 x 157.5 x 59.7 cm)

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Gedi Sibony

The Point of Its Origin, 2017-20

Canvas, grommets, wood, steel wire, steel cast iron, copper wire, brass tube, salvaged hollow core door, aluminum brackets, painted masonite, nylon string

Overall dims: 101 x 173 x 62 1/2 inches (256.5 x 439.4 x 158.8 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Song and Ciphers, 2019

Painted wood, metal screws

82 1/2 x 38 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (209.6 x 97.2 x 31.1 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Cosmogram, 2019

Foam core, latex paint, found metal frame

36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony

Stage Setter, 2019

Matted drawing reversed in frame, painted wooden plinth

Frame: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 inches (51.4 x 41.3 x 2.5 cm)

Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

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Gedi Sibony

The Lunar Set, 2020

Salvaged wood shelf

17 x 17 x 7 1/2 inches (43.2 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

As a rough map, the guidelines presented here should be abandoned at the trail head, and only serve the purpose of overview and approach. It is the inner space of the advancing visitor that brings the mute structure to life.

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Gedi Sibony

The Terrace Theater, 2019-20

Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters

Overall dims: 56 x 143 x 338 inches (142.2 x 363.2 x 858.5 cm)

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony, The Terrace Theater, 2019-20

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Gedi Sibony, The Terrace Theater, 2019-20 (detail)

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Gedi Sibony, The Terrace Theater, 2019-20 (detail)

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Gedi Sibony, The Terrace Theater, 2019-20

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony, Installation view, The Terrace Theater, Greene Naftali, New York, 2020

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Gedi Sibony
Signs of Encounter, 2019-20
Cast aluminum, painted wood, metal screws
77 x 40 x 36 1/2 inches (195.6 x 101.6 x 92.7 cm) each

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Primary Element, 2019
Black clay, painted wooden plinth
Vessel: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (8.3 x 8.3 x 7 cm)
Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Still Life with Shadows, 2019
Oil on oil painting
Painting: 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Frame: 12 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches (32.7 x 42.9 x 3.5 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Still Life with Missing Elements, 2019
Oil on oil painting
Painting: 21 7/8 x 28 1/8 x 3/4 inches (55.6 x 71.4 x 1.9 cm)
Frame: 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (59.7 x 74.9 x 4.4 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Overarcher, 2020
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
56 x 62 x 23 1/2 inches (142.2 x 157.5 x 59.7 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
The Point of Its Origin, 2017-20
Canvas, grommets, wood, steel wire, steel cast iron, copper wire, brass tube, salvaged hollow core door, aluminum brackets, painted masonite, nylon string
Overall dims: 101 x 173 x 62 1/2 inches (256.5 x 439.4 x 158.8 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Song and Ciphers, 2019
Painted wood, metal screws
82 1/2 x 38 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (209.6 x 97.2 x 31.1 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Cosmogram, 2019
Foam core, latex paint, found metal frame
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Stage Setter, 2019
Matted drawing reversed in frame, painted wooden plinth
Frame: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 inches (51.4 x 41.3 x 2.5 cm)
Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
The Lunar Set, 2020
Salvaged wood shelf
17 x 17 x 7 1/2 inches (43.2 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
The Terrace Theater, 2019-20
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
Overall dims: 56 x 143 x 338 inches (142.2 x 363.2 x 858.5 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Determined from Purified Forms, 2019
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
52 x 60 x 24 inches (132.1 x 152.4 x 61 cm)

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Gedi Sibony
Spatial Phase, 2020
Canvas on canvas, oil paint on verso
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)

Inquire

Gedi Sibony
Signs of Encounter, 2019-20
Cast aluminum, painted wood, metal screws
77 x 40 x 36 1/2 inches (195.6 x 101.6 x 92.7 cm) each

Gedi Sibony
Primary Element, 2019
Black clay, painted wooden plinth
Vessel: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (8.3 x 8.3 x 7 cm)
Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Still Life with Shadows, 2019
Oil on oil painting
Painting: 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Frame: 12 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches (32.7 x 42.9 x 3.5 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Still Life with Missing Elements, 2019
Oil on oil painting
Painting: 21 7/8 x 28 1/8 x 3/4 inches (55.6 x 71.4 x 1.9 cm)
Frame: 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (59.7 x 74.9 x 4.4 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Overarcher, 2020
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
56 x 62 x 23 1/2 inches (142.2 x 157.5 x 59.7 cm)

Gedi Sibony
The Point of Its Origin, 2017-20
Canvas, grommets, wood, steel wire, steel cast iron, copper wire, brass tube, salvaged hollow core door, aluminum brackets, painted masonite, nylon string
Overall dims: 101 x 173 x 62 1/2 inches (256.5 x 439.4 x 158.8 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Song and Ciphers, 2019
Painted wood, metal screws
82 1/2 x 38 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (209.6 x 97.2 x 31.1 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Cosmogram, 2019
Foam core, latex paint, found metal frame
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Stage Setter, 2019
Matted drawing reversed in frame, painted wooden plinth
Frame: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 inches (51.4 x 41.3 x 2.5 cm)
Plinth: 18 1/8 x 82 x 69 inches (46 x 208.3 x 175.3 cm)

Gedi Sibony
The Lunar Set, 2020
Salvaged wood shelf
17 x 17 x 7 1/2 inches (43.2 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm)

Gedi Sibony
The Terrace Theater, 2019-20
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
Overall dims: 56 x 143 x 338 inches (142.2 x 363.2 x 858.5 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Determined from Purified Forms, 2019
Salvaged wood, paint, metal screws, casters
52 x 60 x 24 inches (132.1 x 152.4 x 61 cm)

Gedi Sibony
Spatial Phase, 2020
Canvas on canvas, oil paint on verso
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)

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