Oil on Canvas
A sheet of metal warps into a sharp object, appearing as though an icicle or shard of glass. Song’s longstanding interest in the close representation of materials, both in terms of surface texture and reflectivity, here takes on a transformational quality. The obdurate and permanent nature of steel gives way to its opposite conditions, evoking the transparency and fragility of frozen water or chilled fire. Super-element suggests the possibility of materials composed across states of matter, producing, in turn, an impossible object.