IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY
Linda Leslie Brown: Wall Holes
March 1-April 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm
Yegg, mixed media, 8 x 10 x 6 inches, 2016.
Broken, mixed media, 10 x 7 x 6 inches, 2016.
These sculptures, created with a wide range of materials including wood, plastic, metal, plaster, glass, concrete, rubber, shell and stone, allude to the human form while presenting themselves as both bold and vulnerable. Wall Holes draws upon the transformative exchanges between nature, objects and viewers' creative perception. These works are rife with allusions to the body. At the same time they suggest the plastic, provisional, and uncertain world of a new and transgenic nature, where corporeal and mechanical entities recombine. And because they are small (no larger than a human head) they invite viewers to engage in an intimate examination that is both delightful and disturbing. Each sculpture employs a language of breaking and mending that reaches for and then deliberately misses any resolved finish or any fixed form.