The riddle-objects of Maria Pop Timaru are in fact the same ones as those surrounding us, but much more present and loud. An unfinished and tiresome puzzle, pieces of reality in an attempt to order. The path among them can be unsettling, and when you find out that the Time Machine is actually a slightly bigger meat grinder, the situation can become dramatic. Fortunately, at the end of the tunnel awaits the famous Oracle and also a gate for the lucky ones.
A variety of hyper-caloric works – the small shawarmas with everything definitely being the stars here – give you more than you were prepared to accept. Maria Pop Timaru does not hit the brakes when it comes to materialities and sensations, to absurd or fantasy characters, to kitsch materials and ironies. Pieces in glazed ceramics – the artist’s favorite medium, light inflatable objects, props, sausages up in the tree. It’s too much and we know it. But instead of removing, we add. Thereby Sandwich gets overfull, it floods the terrace which might soon leak as well.
|Artist||Maria Pop Timaru|
|Place / venue||Sandwich Gallery, Bucharest|
|Dates||March 30 - May 4, 2018|
|Index||Maria Pop Timaru Sandwich|