Allan Wexler is — among other things — a sculptor, an architect, an installation artist and a maker of ritual objects. Custom Built is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to his work.
Function is the subject, not the object, of Wexler's work. His furniture is site-specific and his structures are portable. Wexler examines the structures of daily life, often exposing the human behaviors underlying commonplace rituals. His working methods combine an impulsive deliberateness with an ad hoc sensibility, creating projects with self-imposed parameters that express a conceptual and aesthetic resourcefulness.