A series of “monoliths.”
Sculpture is in eternal struggle and perpetual conversation with gravity. In his anthropomorphic, quasi-figurative, abstractly suggestive large aluminum sculptures coated in strong colors of opaque auto paint, Carl D’Alvia addresses this head-on. The results are humble but ambitious philosophical sculptures — mesmerizing, almost mystical configurations that make you feel precious love for shape and states of being. —Jerry Saltz
Hesse Flatow, 508 West 26th Street, through July 10.