Gerard Mas

By Lady San Pedro

gerard mas entomologa joia

Entomòloga-joia

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Golden cockroaches. A deified mouse. A steak whose marbled qualities have nothing to do with fatty deposits. The latest sculptures by Gerard Mas present the artist’s signature irony, which combines a classical aesthetic with offbeat iconography.

In Ofrena per a gos deitat, a limestone piece of steak is offered to a “dog deity” in a sculpted feeding bowl. In Entomòloga, a lady wears a gold-plated cockroach as a pendant against her polychrome bosom. There’s a bloated infant head. There’s a mouse on a pedestal. Such depictions arouse discomfort, but undeniable across Mas’ works is a masterful touch that elevates any of his subjects.

In Entomòloga-joia, an alabaster hand offers another gold-plated cockroach, antenna and all. Perfectly sculpted with a fine, sumptuous finish, it’s really quite lovely. You might just consider accepting the offer.

January 22, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Opening hours
Monday
16:30 – 20:30
Tuesday
16:30 – 20:30
Wednesday
16:30 – 20:30
Thursday
16:30 – 20:30
Friday
16:30 – 20:30
Saturday
16:30 – 20:30