Hilary Berseth

Future Greats 2013

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Drawing and sculpture share an inherent affinity, which at first glance has to do with their capacities for capturing space and holding it. Julio González synthesised this affinity in a single, and singular, practice. Artists such as Richard Serra cold-roll it. Hilary Berseth is peeling back a fold of that affinity, perhaps by desynthesising or decomposing it, and showing us new distillations and combinations, and how such an affinity may not be ‘elective’ after all. His electrochemical sculptures, in which…

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