https://www.bostonsculptors.com/ Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Art, Good for Groups, LGBTQ+, Photoworthy
A play on the term ataxophobia, a clinical condition described as “a fear of clutter or messy surroundings,” the exhibition features assemblage sculptural works exploring the fetishization of objects through the artist’s baroque-inspired maximal aesthetic.
Focusing on the consumer sublime as well as examining the intersection of our relationship with nature and societal detritus, Friend presents highly ornate and sumptuous motifs juxtaposed with the mundane disposable materials from which they are made.
While one series investigates 3D clay-printed geometrical structures, alluding to the mathematical symmetry of Platonic solids, the other explores hand-coiled organic forms, evocative of the gesture and stance of the human figure.
New Directions Home asks the question: In what ways can we bring our tactile sense of form into the digital sphere?