Gisela Colon, Pods

Gisela Colon, Pods series, 2017-2019

Courtesy of the artist and GAVLAK Gallery


Video Transcript

This wall is a little different because it has three sculptures on it and it was curated so that the sculptures feel like they're floating at different heights and different depths and different dimensions. And you have kind of a larger ultra spheroid object with a nucleus that's glowing. And then above you, you have a very pale and muted morph pod, which barely has a wisp of silver and gold in it. And it's meant to be floating above, almost like air. And then here, and on the lower side you have a super ellipsoid, which is kind of shaped like an elongated elliptical force. And it's much lower and it feels like gravity's pulling it.

So one of the important features about my work is that it incorporates the concept of time, gravity, and forces of nature in the universe. So it's meant to be fluctuating like solid liquid and gas.

Video Transcript

The piece above the title is a very special piece that I created for this exhibition, and it's titled Meta Trapezoid. It goes to that concept that I was discussing about the humanized geometry. So this is a trapezoid that I've humanized and tweaked and changed the perimeter to be a fluid object. And there's also this other worldly quality about it that it almost looks like an eye that's looking at you, maybe the mind's eye. And so we thought it would be a really great piece to kind of have as a focal point when you walk into the exhibition because it will draw you in and give you that sense of that you're entering a different dimension of sorts, which is a brave new dimension. And that's why the title is brave new worlds.


Audio Transcript

Gisela Colon's work is often called organic minimalism. The curved and clean lines of her sculptural forms mirror elements found in nature, but are made with industrial techniques.

Colon's process includes specialized blow-molding, which – similar to a deep inhale – expands the acrylic with just the right amount of air. Complex and layered finishes make the pieces ever-changing. As you move among the monoliths, ellipsoids, and trapezoids, they radiate and seem to change, like living organisms.