Ground and Figures
New York-based Syrian-American artist Diana al-Hadid is known for creating laborious, large-scale works that consider architecture, history and nostalgia. Her sculptures, which resemble ancient relics and classical ruins, are erected, cobbled and extruded from various materials such as wood, cardboard, fiberglass, polymer gypsum, plastic and polystyrene. In "Ground and Figures," her latest show at Los Angeles's OHWOW gallery, her impenetrable, labyrinthine sculptures made way for her two-dimensional work, which included paintings, drawings and installations.
Al-Hadid's drawings and paintings, which are loosely based on Renaissance and Baroque altarpieces…