High pressure metallic laminates, polystyrene on wood
shaped construction (double piece)
52" x 128"
Exoterra smoothly distills cultural and natural references, merging diverse textures and leaf-like delicacy with a pop art palette. The shape of the "X" is minimal and striking but also pieced together in a way that suggests assemblage. "X", a symbol of exclusion but also a symbol of finding one's way, recurs as a poignant motif in Kahn's work. The Exoterra sculptures soften their hard edges, turning "X" into a figure that is dynamic, enthrallingly textured and organically ornamental.