In sculptor Alessandro Gallo’s new body of work, “Most of the Time,” the artist evolves his ceramic human-animal characters in new situations and reflections. The series is on display in a show currently packing Abmeyer + Wood in Seattle until May 31. Gallo was last featured on HiFructose.com here and appeared in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24.
On the piece “Animal Kingdom” above, the artist says this: “‘Animal Kingdom’ borrows its structure, symbolism and dynamics from the game of Chess. It mirrors our daily battles, as active fighters or witnesses, to succeed, to be better, to adapt to an ever-shifting habitat and not be swallowed. Chess is essentially a symbolic war and the mix of analysis, intuition and strategy it requires offers metaphors that are constantly used in everyday conversations, even by people that know very little about it.”
See more work from the series below.