Bradley Sunnarborg

New York

art et industrie

Bradley Sunnarborg, Heroic Vehicles, 1998. Mixed media. lnstallation view: foreground, Sometimes I Can’t Catch My Breath, Sometimes I Can’t Hold lt

With cast iron as the main ingredient, Bradley Sunnarborg’s refined yet unabashedly industrial sculptures sit rather pretty (and firmly) and beg a closer look. These bathospheres and vertical submersion tanks could be used in the inevitable remake of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, their construction and
simplicity implying both the antique and the modern. The recurring element in the work is a trusty nautical motif-the porthole. While suggesting the need to peer out, nothing and no one lies within the dark interior of these vessels. They stoically stand alone and, as the titles suggest, seem to have a tale to tell… See the print version of Sculpture Magazine for the full review.