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Inversion by Joseph Zito

Inversion, 2012 by Joseph Zito. Studio view © Joseph Zito via http://www.josephzito.com

In the catalogue for Joseph Zito’s current exhibition at Lennon Weinberg, a mechanized sculpture resembling the ghost of a kiddie airplane ride appears with a quote from Kierkegaard: “Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards.” In the gallery, Inversion, turns oh so slowly, in reverse, to the musical accompaniment of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, played backwards. Constructed of hydrostone, steel, aluminum, and a motor, this otherworldly and evocative piece is thirteen feet in diameter. On the wall, Untitled (Clock), which looks like a model for a kiddie boat ride, also operates counter-clockwise.

Joseph Zito was born in 1957 in Brooklyn where he lives and works. The exhibit, which opened in June, closes this Saturday.

Joseph Zito: “Tempus Fugit, New Sculptures and Works on Paper,” through September 14, 2013 at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., 114 West 25th St, New York, NY. Phone 212-941-0012.

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