2022, wax and expanded foam,38 x 50 x 35 cm

For this work, Extra, Faler rendered one of her "Double Bubble" sculptures in tactile wax that is reminiscent of the color of skin and the form of the human body.
This work is from Kim Faler's installation on view in "Kissing through a Curtain" (2020-2022) at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) which included works by artists addressing the brief and imperfect contact offered by translations: from medium to medium, body to body, or culture to culture. Murray Whyte of the Boston Globe wrote of Faler's work, "You’ll be a sucker, if you’ll pardon the pun, for Kim Faler’s dangling, outsize bulbs of chewed-up chewing gum." Faler rendered the suspended sculptures in a rainbow of colors, from materials including cast iron, gypsum, wax. Faler's shifts in material and scale allow the intimate forms of chewed gum to harness our attention, making the familiar action of chewing something over - words, sustenance, thoughts -visible.

Anatoly Kryvolap

About the artist

Kim Faler (b. 1980) – American artist. Kim Faler’s interdisciplinary practice sources content from our daily experience, and questions the value that we place on our memories, routines, and on the passage of time.
Recent solo exhibitions include the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI), the Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH) and the Saint Kate Hotel (Milwaukee, WI). Faler has received numerous awards, including the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, a US Fulbright Scholarship (to Brazil), the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency (Captiva, FL), the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence Program (San Antonio, TX) and the Kohler Artist/Industry Program (Sheboygan, WI). She lives in North Adams, MA, and is represented by PALO Gallery (New York City, NY).