LIKE A GAS STATION IN THE ARCTIC
January 26–March 18, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, January 26, 6–8 PM
For immediate release:
Rawson Projects is very proud to present its second solo exhibition with Allen Glatter. The exhibition, titled Like A
Gas Station In The Arctic, features three new sculptures and five drawings and is the first time the artist has
shown in the gallery's current space on the Lower East Side.
An interview between the artist and the gallery about the exhibition follows:
Rawson Projects: First, I'd like to talk about the title for your second show at the gallery. The
work in the first show was inspired by the NATO phonetic alphabet, what is the inspiration
behind this new series of sculptures and drawings? How does language influence your work?
Allen Glatter: It’s a quote by Charles M. blow, the political commentator. He used it as a metaphor for the pre-
Trump Russian economy, but in terms of its imagery it sums up the spirit of the kind of show I wanted to do.
In terms of the sculpture, I think of them as being comprised of parts and the parts of having a syntax. This is the
way I described them while working in the studio, of this piece being comprised of a C part or a Z part, just to help
keep track of things. This is true for the drawings as well though I'm not as rigid about it.
RP: Second, I'd like to discuss both the materials and the process used to create the drawings
and the sculptures in this show. In our first show together, the sculptures were fabricated with
powder-coated aluminum and finished in highly saturated colors. While here, the sculptures
were made by hand from scratch. The drawings in our first show were made using pendulums
and this new series of drawings also seems to take a new turn.
AG: After the previous series of sculptures, which was fabricated to a high standard, powder-coated etc., I was
interested in the possibility of doing a group of pieces that was looser, more spontaneous and less dependent on
RP: Lastly, tell me about your next outdoor public commission– How will the sculpture relate to
this exhibition and your previous sculptures that have been installed in the public?
AG: I was commissioned to do a sculpture for a large residential development that's currently in the works in Long
Island City, very close to PS1 so it's a terrific opportunity. I can't talk about it too much tight now, but the sculpture
is part of the same series of pieces that I did with Parks Department and DOT. Stay tuned.
Allen Glatter received a BFA from Pratt Institute and lives and works in Brooklyn. In the summer of 2013, he
installed his first large-scale outdoor sculpture Tally-Ho at the intersection of York and Front Streets in Dumbo,
Brooklyn as part of the NYC Department of Transportation Arterventions Program. Most recently, the
sculptures Toro and Western Movies both 2013, were exhibited as part of the summer 2014 exhibition at Jeff
Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY. The sculpture Toro (steel version) was installed in cooperation with New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation at the intersection of Grand Street and East Broadway in the Lower East
Side of Manhattan in spring 2015. Additionally, the artist's work has been exhibited in the NEWD Art Fair, NY; The
Dumbo Arts Festival, NY; Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA; NADA Hudson, Hudson
NY; Model Theories at fordPROJECT, NY.
Allen Glatter would like to thank KRINK for its generous support.
For more information please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org