Sculpture/Installation, 2017 (Vermont Studio Center)
This project highlights work I made at the Vermont Studio Center residency in November 2017. Within the space of this studio, I completed two sculptural installations (no trap/no treasure and Agnes Gin Nap) alongside a series of paintings and small works on paper.
While my efforts at VSC were, in many ways, an organic progression from my previous installation work, a few new wrinkles came into focus. Cast objects begin to play a more central role. I also became more conscious of the impact of light; my decisions were inflected by two distinct types of cool, diffuse illumination—reflected winter light during daytime, fluorescent tubes at night. Perhaps most significantly, I was compelled to examine the relationship between my 3-D practice and my paintings more directly than I had in the past; since my working space doubled as an ad hoc exhibition space (for purposes of studio visits and documentation), I was able to see how my different processes overlap visually and conceptually.