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Too much lightness is heaviness, and it is from too much heaviness that lightness reigns again, because we adjust to it. 13.5-14% moisture; 135 pounds per square inch; 40-50 times its original size. It is as if what rises out of transformation stays the same.

To inquire through material is a chance to think about the mutable thing through the viscosity of air,
temperature change, doubt, ... this is really putting a value on time, the action that sculpts the form.

Industrial fans heavy with bread, a garment filled with chirping crickets, land traced by the fading sound of a motorcycle, popcorn (magnificent holder of explosion) transfigured in scent, horror, and celebration, blown glass unfolding into symbiosis.

Extracts from conversations between Carlos Reyes and Jo-ey Tang, Feb 2014 and April 2017.

Carlos Reyes has participated in exhibitions with White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto & New York; Arcadia Missa, London; CroyNielsen, Berlin; Bodega, New York; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Bortolami, New York; Bed-Stuy Love Affair, Brooklyn; PrazDelavallade/Palais deTokyo, Nouvelle Vagues, Paris; and the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


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Carlos Reyes, 1977, US