Robert Sandler

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Liste Art Fair Basel, 2022

Walk This Way
Ostrich feather, prop adapter, stepper motor, bracket, wire, PCB board, Arduino Nano, 12V adapter, enamel on linen
36 x 126 inches
2022
Clown Egg Register (Extra Large)
Acrylic and oil on wooden eggs, hollow eggs, styrofoam egg carton12 x 8 x 3.5 inches open, 12 x 4 x 3 inches closed
2022
Clown Egg Register (Large)
Acrylic and oil on wooden eggs, hollow eggs, styrofoam egg carton12 x 8 x 3.5 inches open, 12 x 4 x 3 inches closed
2022
Clown Egg Register (Jumbo)
Acrylic and oil on wooden eggs, hollow eggs, styrofoam egg carton12 x 8 x 3.5 inches open, 12 x 4 x 3 inches closed
2022

NADA Miami, 2021

Clown Egg Register
Acrylic and oil on wooden eggs, hollow egg, cardboard egg carton
12 x 12 x 3 inches
2019
Soapbox
Photographic collage, acrylic paint, latex paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021
Fuck Me ...
Photographic collage, acrylic paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021
Me, Myself, and I
Photographic collage, acrylic paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021
Murder!
Photographic collage, acrylic paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021
Upsy-Daisy
Photographic collage, acrylic paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021
Limelight
Photographic collage, acrylic paint, latex paint on wood panel
45 × 45 inches
2021

Ha! Ah! at Kai Matsumiya

Kai Matsumiya is pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition Ha! Ah! by Robert Sandler.

The clowns in Ha! Ah! are doing their very best. Arms and heads disappear through one hole only to appear out of another, like a trompe l'oeil trying too hard. There are a lot of letters in the gallery. A reinterpreted alphabet-dress, worn by Lucille Ball in the ’50s television series I Love Lucy, greets the guests. A mural of bugs, “Equation With One Unknown,” spans 50 feet across the right side of the gallery. Each bug ports a letter. Have they made any words? A lone pair of headphones invite the viewer to enjoy a musical rendition of Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” The performers laugh while singing. A small, graceful pewter statuette of a pooping dog hangs on the main display wall dividing the two gallery rooms. On the floor, a toy car, “Clown Car,” advertises an oversize billboard larger than itself with the psychological advice “Every fantasy states a problem and offers a solution.” And as indeed every fantasy states a problem and offers a solution, the advertisement, like a one-way street sign, leads the viewer swerving into the second room with the film work “Exodus.” Turn right. What is living without invariable failure?
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Lucy’s Dress
Handpainted cotton
42 × 30 inches
2020
Domestic Clown 1
Inkjet print on paper
20 × 25 inches
2020
Work Clown 1
Inkjet print
18 × 12 inches
2020
Work Clown 2
Inkjet print
12 × 18 inches
2020
Work Clown 3
Inkjet print
12 × 18 inches
2020
Domestic Clown 2
Inkjet print on paper
27 × 18 inches
2020
Untitled
Pewter
4.25 x 4.5 x 2 inches
2021
Drama in People
Drama in People
Audio
2:38 minutes
‍2020
Equation With One Unknown
Silkscreen
Dimensions variable
2021
Clown Car
Model car, wood, paint, adhesive, inkjet print on paper
8 x 13 x 4 inches
2019
Exodus
HD video
5:19 minutes
2020

But nobody showed up at Kai Matsumiya

Fatal Loins
HD video
7:27 minutes
2020