January 16, 2010

VICTORIA HAVEN - wall sculpture

Victoria Haven's work is currently on view (Jan. 12 - Feb. 6th, 2010) at Clark College's Archer Gallery (Vancouver, WA) in a group show titled VANTAGE.

As I was looking at the exhibition, this powder-coated steel wall sculpture - which started as a sketch - struck me for its strength of line, geometry and her intentional use of light to create shadows that reflect off the structure. Additionally, the piece sits in relief making it both 2-D and 3-D.

Although most of Ms. Haven's work leaves me a bit chilly, this piece combines dimensions, contour and value which rewards and engages the viewer.

Double or Nothing (white), 2008
Cut steel powder-coated white
27" x 25" x 1.75"

Image source: vichaven.com

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