CARL BOUTARD

LIFE IS ELSEWHERE

TURN Gallery presents Life is Elsewhere, Swedish artist Carl Boutard's first exhibition in the United States. In this new exhibition call Boutard will challenge the viewers awareness of their own physicality and emotions by confronting us with the luminous geometrical sculptures within the gallery's confined space. In Life is Elsewhere, Carl Boutard steps away from his usual materials of bronze and wood, forming his sculpture in paper and cardboard.separating and recall mean cardboard boxes into larger sequential instructions, the artist has created a production process mimicking the workings of nature at the molecular level. Adding to this process, the cardboard boxes used have been brought to the artist studio by a coconut yogurt company housed in the building where Carl Boutard works. That's the show demonstrates a local economy and ecology of material used. In a larger perspective, Carl Boutard is a longing for the outdoors has shaped his artistic practice. He observes and reflects on how we human beings associate with nature and culture. The exhibition is accompanied by a transcribe dialogue help between the artist and Joseph Scheier– Dolbergh assistant curator at the Asian arts department of The Metropolitan Museum.