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Imagine Infinity in Mariko Mori's New Sculpture Exhibition

'Cyclicscape' at Sean Kelly continues the artist's investigation into the endless.

by Sami Emory
Mar 24 2015, 5:30pm

Mariko Mori, Ekpyrotic String IV (detail), 2015. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Ten free-flowing, pearloid sculptures are the latest in artist Mariko Mori's ongoing investigation into infinity. Comprising Cyclicscape, her new solo exhibition at Sean Kelly, the aluminum and stainless steel sculptures pick up where she last left off with the Infinite Renew series, embodying her continued interest in the unlimited through elegant, looping beauty.

Mori gives form to the endless universe theory—the idea that our universe is ever-evolving and includes possible parallel universe and new galaxies and planets—through the Möbius loop. “With no beginning, middle, or end,” Cyclicscape's press release explains, “the forms symbolize an eternal cycle of existence—of nature and the universe in perpetual motion.”

In addition to the sculptures, the show includes eight computer-generated photo-paintings based on drawings Mori made when she was spending time on Okinawa Island. Like petri-dishes of deconstructed sunlight, sea, and sand, these images reflect further upon the mysteries of the cosmos and “the interconnectedness of all things.”

Check out some of the works in Cyclicscape below, and visit Sean Kelly through May 2, 2015 to experience their looping beauty in person. 

Mariko Mori, Higher Being II, 2013. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Mariko Mori, Cyclic II, 2014. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Mariko Mori, Cyclicscape 2015. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Mariko Mori, Cyclicscape 2015. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Mariko Mori, Cyclicscape 2015. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Mariko Mori, Cyclicscape 2015. © Mariko Mori, Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

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