Nöle Giulini

sculpture / objekte

Magical procedures happen to be a theme in this show, too. There is a quality of the fairy-tale grotesque about Giulini’s “Untitled (Bananashoes).” Here pairs of shoes made from stitched-up banana peels sit atop a row of glass shoe boxes. The paradox in making shoes from stuff that symbolizes a pratfall turns to pity for our efforts to dress up our mortality the better to bear it…The desperation of the ego’s doomed battle with time is Giulini’s theme…

San Francisco Chronicle, Three Women At New Langston, August, 15, 1991