“A Quiet Field of Surfaces”
Jessica Drenk and Brie Husted
November 8 - December 16, 2012
Hours: Tuesday 1-6, Thursday - Sunday 12-6 and by appointment.
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live music by Blackberry Blonde
Tactile and textural, the sculptures of Jessica Drenk highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Jessica's work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world. By freezing an object of our current culture in a form that makes it look old, she disrupts the timeline of things and hints at the eventual demise of everything we live with. Her materials vary from carved PVC pipes to toilet paper, carved books, wood, coffee filters and q-tips.
An elegant understanding of materials, construction and space inspire Brie Husted to create graceful sculptures that evoke imagined musical instruments, scores and notes floating across an architectural page. Each piece of the sculpture creates a perfect interval, acting as a metronome to bring balance, precision and harmony to the work. Whether free-standing or beautifully organized in poetic stanzas, each sculpture crafts a rhythmic minimalism.