The Gourd Nest Hanger, 2010 – Hernan Bas
About the Work
In Hernan Bas’s The Gourd Nest Hanger, the solitary male subject, typical in Bas’s work, appears to swing through an almost surreal environment—a forest of phallic gourds with subtly suggested orifices. In spite of the vibrancy of the gourds, the staid and serious energy characteristic of Bas’s style persists as the young man clings fiercely to a branch above a dark, abstract background.
The Gourd Nest Hanger by Hernan Bas
Since opening in October 1996, Lehmann Maupin has organized and curated exhibitions for an array of international contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, video, and new media from all over the world. These exhibitions examine the work of both emerging and well-established artists whose work impacts contemporary art and culture.