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Tyler Kline - The Golgi Apparatus

  • Grizzly Grizzly 319 North 11th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
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The Golgi Apparatus
Tyler Kline
On view Friday, April 6 through Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 6, 6-10 PM

Grizzly Grizzly is pleased to announce our April exhibit, The Golgi Apparatus, a site-specific installation by Philadelphia artist and curator, Tyler Kline. Kline’s interpretation of a Golgi apparatus will be suspended above the floor, extending into the walls and ceiling of the exhibition space. The viewer will be able to walk under the apparatus, peer into the orifices, and watch moments of video transmission, kinetic machinations, traces of infrared, ultraviolet and visible radiant energy.

A Golgi apparatus is a microscopic cellular level protein generator and organizer that distributes
the protein building blocks of the human body. As the impetus for his installation, Kline proposes the Golgi apparatus as a metaphoric expression of the macroevolution of the 21 st century post-human condition. Kline describes his sculptural interpretation of the Golgi apparatus as “a return to intuitive process, memory, and psychological attachment to pattern, place and chroma. The concept is that of an organic apparatus, echoing the form of a gigantic cell nuclei, materialized within the gallery as if sprung from a macro-petri dish. Clues to the apparatus’ origin and intent will be revealed through video, artifacts, and ciphers.”

Kline employs a bricolage of materials and methods to create his new immersive installation. The installation is comprised of wood, charester foam, installation foam, aluminum foil, fake fur, and string. Construction processes run the gamut of hand
modeling/carving to CNC milling, 3D printing, and laser cutting; with the exterior skin of the membrane made up of fabrics from a long term textile collection derived from the iconic Gaffney Fabrics, located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Kline’s use of 3D printing, laser cutting, hand modeling, video, construction materials and textiles are both discursive and intuitive byproducts of his diverse background in sculpture, installation, painting, architecture and anthropology.