The Heir

Paola Savasta

This exhibition opens on Friday, March 1st, 7:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

The Heir (also read: The Hair) is a body of work that proposes objects born in the state of the “in-between”; these are works whose properties inherit characteristics from the two-dimensional media of painting and drawing and the three-dimensional media of sculpture. These are objects that jut into space but also rely on the wall for support. They are tactile and tangible and cast a shadow divorced from their system of display (ie. the square of the canvas and/or frame). They are objects that play with their own depiction, the “in-between”, deflating and protruding as their true shadows dissolve into their new ones.

“I have been experiencing a growing distance from the engagement and act of painting, and a kinship to the staging of it through three-dimensional materials. The exploration of this “in-between-ness” is not a new realm but a ground for a re-invention of experiencing a larger system of pictorial space.” — Paola Savasta

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