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Sasha Koozel Reibstein: 'The End is Near the Beginning'

A sculpture by Sasha Koozel Reibstein is shown in an undated photo.
Courtesy of ICA San Diego
A sculpture by Sasha Koozel Reibstein is shown in an undated photo.
Every week from September 9, 2023 until October 8, 2023.
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 5 PM
ICA San Diego / North

Sasha Koozel Reibstein’s ceramic sculpture gives form to the mysterious and often chaotic processes of creation. Reibstein recognizes the parallels between the intense collisions of heat, energy, and pressure that ultimately form galaxies, living organisms, as well as ceramic objects, and illuminates the transformative potential of such extraordinary occurrences. For her exhibition at ICA San Diego, Reibstien will present her largest works to date, the results of residences at San Diego State University and Cal State University Long Beach completed earlier this year. “The End is Near the Beginning,” which takes its title from the largest work in the show, will be Reibstein’s first solo museum exhibition in San Diego.

Reibstein’s ceramic sculptures are fundamentally rooted in transformation—of the body, mind, universe, and clay itself. They are the products of expertly negotiated dichotomies: earth and space; light and darkness; life and loss; body and mind; control and chaos. “The End is Near the Beginning,” offers a meditation on the ICA’s ongoing exploration of consumption, inviting us to consider the multiple definitions of the word. “To consume” can mean both to nourish and destroy; we can consume–or be consumed–emotionally or physically. The ceramic process itself is one of transformation via consumption by fire, a process that resonates with a central theme of this exhibition: the intimate connection between life and death, and the generative potential that accompanies destruction. Though grounded in mortality, in Reibstein’s work, the cyclical nature of life offers opportunities for growth, renewal, and deep connection across time.

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Sasha Koozel Reibstein website | Instagram
ICA San Diego website | Instagram | Facebook

ICA San Diego / North

1550 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, California 92024

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