18 November 2016 - 8 January 2017

Marvin Gardens is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn based sculptor Dan Mandelbaum. On view are nine of his most recent ceramic sculptures, displayed in three different ways.

The works are displayed on pedestals of vastly different heights between the front and back rooms. Additionally, four pieces are displayed in the front room on a wooden table of similar height and proportion as the worktable in his studio.

Mandelbaum’s installation echoes the work itself: straightforward and playful. His assembled figures make no attempt to hide how the joinery is made. Indeed sometimes the clay used to join sections is of a contrasting color to the parts making up the work. Experimentation in surface treatment is the main difference between these nine repetitive iterations of human and animal forms.

Dan Mandelbaum graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in the spring of 2016.