Rachael Gorchov: Making Strange

Rachael Gorchov, Martin Towers from behind Aetna Staircase, 2014, 24 x 16 x 9 in
Rachael Gorchov, Martin Towers from behind Aetna Staircase, 2014, 24 x 16 x 9 inches, acrylic on handmade paper mache clay, burlap and wood (courtesy of the artist and Tiger Strikes Asteroid)

Etty Yaniv blogs reviews the exhibition Rachael Gorchov: Making Strange at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, on view through October 19, 2014.

Yaniv writes that Gorchov's "recent work at TSA resonates as an exemplar collection of exotic hybrid species in an alternate universe. Varying in size and placed in different vantage points from the top to the bottom of the gallery walls, Gorchov’s diverse painted objects create a playful dialogue with each other. While each object can stand alone, altogether as a group they form whimsical and cohesive variations on suburban landscapes, such as the lawns, ponds, skies and flora that surround offices and industrial parks. That said, Gorchov emphasizes that the landscapes in her paintings do not reflect places but rather capture moods in form of conglomerated places and painterly abstractions."