Neil Tetkowski’s Earth Fragments

Earth fragments, Neil Tetkowski’s exhibition in Chelsea, New York’s HPGRP Gallery consists of 32 works all completed in 2012, representing iterations on three forms – wall relief, disk and table-top sculpture, developed through three bodies of work executed in New York, Arizona and Maine. The thread that binds the forms and the bodies of work together is their shared constituents – cut, slashed, manipulated and reconfigured fragments harvested from a single form, the disk, or more specifically the rim of the disk. At the least, one leaves the exhibition interpreting it as variations of form. Yet sustained consideration reveals a window onto Tetkowski’s artistic trajectory and the inner turmoil it has apparently resolved.