through April 15th 2012
The mineral is not only radically inhuman, it is the absence of biological life. It is the purest form of universal negation. -Octavio Paz, 'An erotic beyond: Sade'.
For his second one-person show at Bureau, Lionel Maunz builds upon the allegories introduced in his 2010 exhibition, presenting a suite of new sculptural works and related drawings. Mapping the points of a complex series of catalytic movements, the works can be deciphered as matrices running from celestial to the geological: models of penetration into the inhuman, mineral realm. Maunz, between these extremities, works obsessively through a vocabulary of myth and symbol with his deeply disciplined, and intricate practice.