JULIA SINELNIKOVA: BLACK FAIRY EGG NEST
January 8th-17th at 118 Orchard
Installation featuring hand-cut resin light scultpure series by Julia Sinelnikova exploring the non-binary nature of the organic versus the fabricated.
Black Fairy Egg Nest is the centerpiece of Julia Sinelnikova’s hand-cut resin light sculpture series, Fairy Organs. The installation was on view at Wallplay 118 Orchard St from January 8-17th. Executed over the course of 18 months, the series was first presented at Julia’s Bushwick studio accompanied by a special performance titled Conjuring Rebirth featured in PAPER Mag. Through Fairy Organs, the artist explores the non-binary nature of the organic versus the fabricated, the process of human customization through physical body modifications, and the construction of one’s digital persona.
Transparency and light are key elements in Julia’s work, in both concept and technique. Julia utilizes transparent sculptural elements and light play to symbolize our technology driven society – intangible structures controlling physical space, just as digital interactions control human life. Through installations, performances, videos, and costumes, Julia has built a visual vocabulary which incorporates organic forms and light to create fantastical growths, shapes that hark of re-imagined organs.
Julia Sinelnikova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture. Her light installations have been exhibited internationally, and she has performed widely as The Oracle of Vector Gallery. She has received commissions from Norte Maar, Pace University, SELECT Fair, Webster Hall, and Good Room. She has received residencies from Brooklyn Art Space, Untitled BCN (Barcelona), KulttuuriKauppila (Finland), and The Museum of Human Achievement (Austin). Selected profiles of her work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, VICE, Revolt Magazine, Huffington Post, PAPER Mag, The New Criterion, and Arte Fuse. Her work has been presented at the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, The Oulu Museum of Art, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, and The Vazquez Building. Sinelnikova has also exhibited site-specific installations for Miami Art Week / Art Basel annually since 2011. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from The Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). She lives and works in Brooklyn.