'The odds are good, the goods are odd' featured in The Art Newspaper
19 July 2022
In addition to painting, sculpture also receives attention in Chelsea this summer with Lisson Gallery’s group show 'The odds are good, the goods are odd', which includes 11 young New York-based sculptors. Hannah Levy’s eerie creations that settle on the tension between skin-like latex and sharp chrome, Jes Fan’s similarly bodily structures with both oozing and firm parts, and Leilah Babirye’s totemic ceramic busts that extend her larger work in wood to an intimate scale join the show.
A scene-stealer is the gallery artist Hugh Hayden’s massive cypress wood sculpture of a zebra skeleton, covered with a constellation of branches. As with the artist’s recent installation at Madison Square Park, wood—Hayden’s signature material—stands as an emblem of life and decay, as well as craft, immediacy and process. The multidisciplinary artist and sound engineer Devon Turnbull’s listening room installation pushes the definitions of sculpture to experiential limits. After Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera, the Host of The Hot Club of New York on WKCR, performed 78 ips Blue Note recordings with Turnbull’s work last week, the gallery will activate the installation throughout the summer with music by Brian Eno or Spiritmuse.
Read Osman Can Yerebakan's highlights from group shows in Chelsea this summer in The Art Newspaper here.
The odds are good, the goods are odd is on view at Lisson New York through 5 August.