Opening night May 15th - 6-10pm
Space - is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction.
Architecture - the art and science of designing buildings or some non building structures.
My work stems from my life experiences and the places I have lived and loved. Architecture creates the city and the collection of these structures defines its skyline. Skylines and the lines they create become the seedlings for my abstraction into sculptural space. I am drawn to linear elements that stack upon themselves or protrude into space creating interesting juxtaposition.
For this show I created six sculptural paintings that represent specific skylines and sculptures that play off the notion of architectural space.
The sculptures are designed to create different nuances and conceptions of space. Using a variety of metals and different finishing techniques, I was able to create a dialogue that reads uniquely at every angle. I am drawn to the shadows that certain structures cast. This led me to use a strong base lighting system for my installation sculptures. The shadow has become its own participant, painting itself onto the walls.
I choose to also display stainless steel sculptural skyline paintings that are distinguishable in their own regards. Since abstraction comes from a concrete base, I like to aid viewers in the understanding of that connection.
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” - Winston Churchill
“I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.” - Maya Lin