Lots and Procedure
Friday, January 8 - Saturday, February 6, 1999
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 1999, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
New York artist Robert Kalka subjects familiar objects and situations to fate, phenomena and change. His sculpture, Lots & Procedures, consist of enclosed miniature dioramas which depict scenes of metamorphosis -- a tree growing through the structure of a house, or mold growing over the aftermath of a crashed airplane. Through the introduction of an outside source, such as moisture or breadmolds, the contained objects are exposed to continuous physical change. Kalka believes we each are destined to a fate that we constantly strive to control. In Kalka’s terms, “we all have our particular ‘lots’ -- the combination of attempts to shape and order our lives are stacked against the inevitability that not everything can be controlled.” Kalka received his MFA from Bard College in 1992 and his BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980. He has exhibited his work recently in Swampthing and Domestic Anxiety at Salon 75 in Brooklyn, New York and in Emerging Sculptors #9 at the Sculpture Center Gallery in New York, New York.