Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 11:00a -
Sunday, Nov 01, 2020 5:00p
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave.,
Boston, MA 02118
Art, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup
Kirsten Reynolds, The Slightest Shift, features a large-scale architectural composition of precarious balance alluding to the portent of change. Thin sections of brightly painted arcs connect to wood frames, radiating and tilting from a vertical spine, seemingly on the verge of spilling out into the gallery. Would an inadvertent nudge, the slightest shift, have no effect or cause a cacophonous cascade? A suite of silkscreen prints, entitled Still, I-VI, accompanies the installation. Each print represents a distinct moment in a structure’s transformation as it is folded or flattened. This impermanence echoes the implied restlessness of the installation and intensifies an atmosphere of playful uncertainty.
Poised between creation and imminent collapse, Kirsten Reynolds’ theatrical work uses humor and uncertainty to probe rational constructs embedded within language, architecture and the body. In her installations and sculpture, architecture is portrayed as a perpetual, comedic accident—an absurd tableau of instability in which the experience of the “architectural” becomes a phenomenon of potentiality. Reynolds’ structures stage a caricature of 2’x4’ building grade carpentry, juxtaposed with accentuations of Baroque excess including meticulously painted wood-grain faux finishes and polychrome patterning. Materiality is elusive, even performative. Encountering these irresolvable spaces, suspended between fact and fiction, the viewer becomes both witness and participant.
Artist Reception: September 26, 4-6pm
Artist Talk at 5pm
First Friday Reception: October 2, 5:30 - 8:30pm Artist Talk at 6pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 5pm and by appointment