Born in Mexico City in 1970, Bosco Sodi’s paintings and sculptures play with notions of experimentation and material spontaneity. In his latest installation, Sodi utilized the remains of sculptures damaged during Hurricane Sandy as a foundation to create new, durable artworks that could transcend the limits of time. The waterlogged remnants were clumped onto a circular base, creating a cluster of stalagmite shapes over a period of time, which were then cast in bronze. For Sodi, the physical process involved a balance of chance and minimal control, where the “goal is to find the accident that is achieved when many variables are involved.” The Bronx Museum will present all three sculptures on its North Wing terrace.
Artist Statement: "There are three organic, unique bronze sculptures, the mold of which came from pieces of sculptures that I made previously but were damaged in the studio during Hurricane Sandy. The approach to remake the sculptures had to be in something more permanent like bronze so that they could transcend time. The way I made the original sculptures was by dropping material everyday onto the base in order to create over time these stalagmite shapes. As in all my processes, for paintings as well, there is a lot of chance involved and minimal control. My goal is to find the accident that is achieved when many variables are involved."