Created both indoors and outdoors, my sculptures and installations evoke the forms of wall works, Land Art, and still lifes. Some works are permanent, while others last only for a day or until the rain washes them away. The work describes an internal geography—a romantic one—influenced by the rural, rugged terrain of my youth and the cities where I have lived. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood, rock, and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Organic elements are interrupted by hard angles; real space is juxtaposed with the illusory. Whether one interprets the work as an object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the visual effect derives from wonderment for the landscapes I feel bound to and drawn to capture through lenses of femininity and the mythical.
Carlos Nunez observes positive beauty and mayhem in the painterly photographs of Angela West at Jackson Fine Art.
Daniel Fuller muses fondly over the showmanship of the Bayou Classic, the subject of Keith Duncan's new works on view at Fort Gansevoort.
Burnaway’s bi-weekly news roundup includes acquisitions by the High Museum, an expansion at Crystal Bridges Museum and more.