Gabriel Kuri’s work, though profoundly abstract, forges a relationship between the materiality of an object and the associative properties it embodies. His tightly compact sculptures are saturated with a pointed set of criticisms referencing commodification, waste, consumption, and corporate power. While his work is beautiful, intensely sophisticated, humorous, and ironic, it is never cynical. Distinctly conceptual and materials-based, it combines social phenomena with aesthetics. Although the materials play off the dichotomies, the work adds up to more than visual puns, making explicit Kuri’s conceptual and social concerns. His work is in no way didactic; it is too subtle and complex for one-shot generalities. Kuri employs an idiosyncratic form of post-Minimalism that frames content and functions as a filter, condensing and refining meaning. ……see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.