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Christian Maychack
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus



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  • Compound Flat #3
    2010
    Chair Caning, Magic Sculpt, and Wood   16 x 20.5 x 3
    The horizon line of this piece works to keep the eye contained within a painting like space while the slight reveal of the wooden support and the way in which the line bleeds out of this painting spac

  • Compound Flat #3 (Detail)
    2010
    Chair Caning, Magic Sculpt, and Wood   16”x 20 1/2”x 3”
    Chair caning is embedded between two layers of resin and then sanded to be revealed again. I then carve into and inlay resin into the surface, creating linear compositions which respond to and refer

  • Compound Flat #2
    2010
    Chair Caning, Magic Sculpt, and Wood   15.5 x 14.5 x 1.75
    In my Compound Flat series I am using the combined vernaculars of painting and sculpture to create intimate wall works. They ask a viewer to approach them as paintings but then continually reassert t

  • Compound Flat #2 (Detail)
    2010
    Chair Caning, Magic Sculpt, and Wood   15.5 x 14.5 x 1.75
    Chair caning is embedded between two layers of resin and then sanded to be revealed again. I then carve into and inlay resin into the surface, creating linear compositions which respond to and refer

  • Untitled (Ladder with Two Houseplants)
    2010
    Pothos Plants, Wood, Metal, Soil, and Magic Sculpt   Dimensions Variable (Due to Growth)
    This piece consists of a ladder and Magic Sculpt structure which serves as support for two houseplant sculptures. The plants has a marbleized Magic Sculpt structure molded directly to them which I add

  • Untitled (Ladder with Two Houseplants)
    2010
    Pothos Plants, Wood, Metal, Soil, and Magic Sculpt   Dimensions Variable (Due to Growth)
    This detail is to show the structure built around the two plants and how the plants' growth are shaped by my intervention. I also wanted to highlight the fact that the plants are not potted and t

  • Untitled (Ladder with Two Houseplants)
    2010
    Pothos Plants, Wood, Metal, Soil, and Magic Sculpt   Dimensions Variable (Due to Growth)
    This detail better shows how directly the resin attaches to the live Pothos plant.

  • Double Host
    2009
    Live Plants, Wood, Steel, Stones, and Magic Sculpt   Dimensions Variable (Due to Growth)
    Double host is two live pencil cacti which I have molded a support structure for and that is attached directly to the plant itself. I will continue to add to this piece, adapting to its growth through

  • Double Host
    2009
    Live Plants, Wood, Steel, Stones, and Magic Sculpt   Dimensions Variable (Due to Growth)
    This detail shows more clearly how invasive the Magic sculpt structure is to the plant.

  • Organizer
    2009
    Tree Branches and Magic Sculpt   51 x 21 x 14
    Organizer was inspired by a couple of small shelving units from my job and an abandoned wasp nest I found still attached to a tree branch.

  • Crossover
    2009
    Tree Branch, Wood, Magic Sculpt, MDF, and Latex Paint   74 x 75 x 40
    For this sculpture I drilled hundreds of holes through the branches of a small tree. I then created curving planes by inserting wooden dowels through the holes in two neighboring branches and covered

  • Crossover
    2009
    Tree Branch, Wood, Magic Sculpt, MDF, and Latex Paint   74 x 75 x 40
    For this sculpture I drilled hundreds of holes through the branches of a small tree. I then created curving planes by inserting wooden dowels through the holes in two neighboring branches and covered

  • Crossover (Detail)
    2009
    Tree Branch, Wood, Magic Sculpt, MDF, and Latex Paint   74 x 75 x 40
    This detail shows the dowels passing through a part of the branch and how the magic sculpt fills the gaps. I wanted a similar feel to how a plaster and lathe wall looks from the inside.

  • This is Where I Fall Apart
    2009
    Tree Branch, Steel, and Magic Sculpt   30 x 18 x 30
    This wall sculpture was made by taking a tree branch and constructing a resin support, a sort of exoskeleton, that attached only to the secondary branches. Once this was completed I whittled away

  • This is Where I Fall Apart (Detail)
    2009
    Tree Branch, Steel, and Magic Sculpt   30 x 18 x 30
    This detail shows better how the magic sculpt is attached to the tree branch and how thinly the tree branch is whittled down.

  • Untitled
    2009
    Tree Branches, Magic Sculpt, Marker Board, and MDF   48 x 19 x 49
    The components of this piece were made by covering branches in resin and then excavating out parts of the wood again. I then used basic wood joinery techniques to build the sculpture.

  • Untitled (Pegboard)
    2009
    Tree Branch, Pegboard, Metal Hardware and Tape   31 x 11.5 x 10
    The inspiration for this piece quite simply came to me. I notched the pegboard into the branch and then hung the tape onto it, making an absurd, semi-functional object.

  • Something/Anything/Everything
    2009
    Tree Branch, Aluminum Can, Marker Board, and MDF   49 x 20.5 x 19.5
    I wanted to deal with a visual space between line and mass with this sculpture. I used the planes of the marker board with the lines of the branch to flatten it visually, while using the aluminum can

  • Something/Anything/Everything
    2009
    Tree Branch, Aluminum Can, Marker Board, and MDF   49 x 20.5 x 19.5
    I wanted to deal with a visual space between line and mass with this sculpture. I used the planes of the marker board with the lines of the branch to flatten it visually, while using the aluminum can
 








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