by Scott Lozier
You wouldn't expect to see through something so big - unless it was a cloud. Aluminum has a strange effect on me: it's both soft and dangerous.
This is Nancy Selvage's new piece at the Boston Sculpture's Gallery. Nancy is the Director of our Ceramics Studio.
From Press Release:
Nancy Selvage’s exhibition, Biopsee, opened at Boston Sculptors Gallery on Friday, October 9
and continue through Sunday, November 8, 2009. In addition to regular gallery hours,
Wednesdays – Sundays, 12 – 6 pm, the exhibition will be open for an artist reception on
Saturday, October 17, 2 – 5 pm and a First Friday reception on November 7, 5 – 8 pm.
Biopsee is a 22’ x 9’ x 5’ perforated structure. Structural integrity and translucent openess are provided by perforated sheets of metal. Excavations beneath the surface encounter content, examine phenomena, and reveal a variety of visceral substances. Investigative tools include light and mirrors.
Selvage explores the convergence of actual content, implied associations, and symbolic significance as she tries to see more intensely and coalesce moments of clarity from the complexity of experience.
She uses a variety of media to create sculpture for exhibitions, installations, collaborative performances, and public commissions. Her installations have been recognized and supported by various grants and awards including a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Sculpture Fellowship and two Massachusetts Arts Council New Works Commissions. Public commissions include a mural and sculptures for the National Park Service’s Grand Canyon Visitor Center in AZ, a mural for Keene State College’s Science Building in NH, and a sculptural plaza wall for the Cambridge Arts Council in MA. Images of work can be seen at www.nancyselvage.com.
[Caption: Be careful putting your head inside]