Five Large Paintings from Jonathan Borofskyʼs Human Structures series will be installed at Deitch Projectsʼs 76 Grand Street gallery from May 8 to June 20, 2009. In his Human Structures series, Borofsky continues to express the most integral theme in all of his work – that everything is connected, and that All is One.
Borofsky has become widely known for his large-scale public sculptures like Walking to the Sky that was installed at Rockefeller Center in 2004. Most recently, Borofsky has completed the 65-foot People Tower for the Beijing Olympics, as well as a 100-foot version Walking to the Sky for the city of Seoul. A 36-foot tall sculpture from the Human Structures series was recently installed at 555 Mission Street in San Francisco. Prior to focusing on art in the public realm, his site-specific gallery and museum installations in the 1970s and 80s redefined the way art was installed and experienced.
The Human Structures series, which Borofsky began developing in 1999, focuses on the notion of humanity building itself. Like his complex installations of the past – where all the seemingly disparate elements were linked together by his systematic ritual of counting numbers – the work in Five Large Paintings unites Borofskyʼs humanistic focus with his structural concerns to create something that is considerably greater than both.