Vincent Fecteau
11 September 2020 -
31 October 2020

 Vincent Fecteau

 

11 September
- 31 October 2020

 

Galerie Buchholz presents 12 new, wall-mounted sculptures by San Francisco artist Vincent Fecteau.
They are made from papier-mâché, epoxy clay, and acrylic, and adorned with burlap, cotton batting, wicker, felt, rattan, rope, and tulle.
While the works are painted, Fecteau is not a painter. Instead, he considers the problems of painting - illusion, composition, color, tone, texture, and more - via physical form and sculptural depth. Works that are most susceptible to flattening, like an image, are afforded the most significant profile. A bright yellow cylinder floats across the lower midsection of the deepest work, like caution tape or a roller coaster safety bar.
The artist reports that the works “fall apart” and “come together” countless times in the course of their creation; they perform similarly as one approaches, slipping from rough rectangles into countless permutations of irregular form.
Looser and more varied in individual character than recent efforts, they are at turns sweet and strange, solemn and screwball.
The new works have further embraced accoutrement under quarantine: A sheet of dark green net hangs over a gap; a golden felt diamond sits on a shadow (or a hole); and a narrow gingham ribbon skirts a long edge. Their physical and metaphysical heft is counterbalanced by these dolled up and decorative touches. The cyclical admission of sincerity and its opposite is one way the work moves.
Some sculptures are scenes, some are objects, and sometimes they switch positions. This is another way the work moves.
After many months, they’re finished, autonomous. It’s as if they announce themselves: We’re here, we’re done.
The artist reports that the smallest sculpture may be the heaviest.

 

Jordan Stein

 

Extended opening hours during Gallery Weekend:
Friday, 11 September 10am-7pm
Saturday, 12 September 10am-7pm
Sunday, 13 September 10am-7pm

 

 

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
32 x 76 x 31 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
32 x 76 x 31 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
32 x 76 x 31 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
32 x 76 x 31 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic
53.5 x 61 x 46 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic
53.5 x 61 x 46 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic
53.5 x 61 x 46 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic
53.5 x 61 x 46 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, wicker basket, acrylic, epoxy clay, felt, burlap
60 x 50 x 35 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, wicker basket, acrylic, epoxy clay, felt, burlap
60 x 50 x 35 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, wicker basket, acrylic, epoxy clay, felt, burlap
60 x 50 x 35 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, wicker basket, acrylic, epoxy clay, felt, burlap
60 x 50 x 35 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood
37 x 67 x 39.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood
37 x 67 x 39.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood
37 x 67 x 39.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood
37 x 67 x 39.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay
53.5 x 66 x 25 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay
53.5 x 66 x 25 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay
53.5 x 66 x 25 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay
53.5 x 66 x 25 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, rattan, wicker basket
44.5 x 71 x 23.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, rattan, wicker basket
44.5 x 71 x 23.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, rattan, wicker basket
44.5 x 71 x 23.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, rattan, wicker basket
44.5 x 71 x 23.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, wood, felt
46 x 72.5 x 32 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, wood, felt
46 x 72.5 x 32 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, wood, felt
46 x 72.5 x 32 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, wood, felt
46 x 72.5 x 32 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, burlap
53.5 x 67.5 x 30.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, burlap
53.5 x 67.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, burlap
53.5 x 67.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, burlap
53.5 x 67.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, netting
47 x 71 x 32.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, netting
47 x 71 x 32.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, netting
47 x 71 x 32.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, netting
47 x 71 x 32.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, rope, wood, tulle
63.5 x 58.5 x 25.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, rope, wood, tulle
63.5 x 58.5 x 25.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, rope, wood, tulle
63.5 x 58.5 x 25.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, rope, wood, tulle
63.5 x 58.5 x 25.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
46 x 68.5 x 30.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
46 x 68.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
46 x 68.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, cotton batting
46 x 68.5 x 30.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, tulle, burlap, ribbon
52 x 79 x 21.5 cm
installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, tulle, burlap, ribbon
52 x 79 x 21.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, tulle, burlap, ribbon
52 x 79 x 21.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

Untitled, 2020
papier-maché, acrylic, epoxy clay, wood, tulle, burlap, ribbon
52 x 79 x 21.5 cm

Vincent Fecteau

installation view Galerie Buchholz, Berlin 2020