Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 11:00a -
Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 5:00p
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Art, Kid Friendly, Meetup
A twisting cylinder of aluminum tubes, each singing a beautiful note when struck, will fill the gallery space beginning on November 4th.
Hoc Modo is the latest solo show of internationally-exhibited sculptor Waldo Evan Jespersen. Known for his large-scale work in a variety of media, some of Jespersen’s previous sculptures include vast paper expanses (Paper Cloud, 2017) and two-story glowing wooden towers (Tower Two, 2015). His art is detached from any particular medium, and instead deeply grounded in the process of elegantly resolving challenging situations.
This ethos is on full display with the exhibition’s centerpiece, Cantus Tubulis, an 11-foot-tall hyperboloid chime. The piece holds tension between two incompatible outcomes—a structure held in place by its own weight, and a working instrument. Straight aluminum tubes create the illusion of a curve, mapping out a large-scale mathematical form that is interactive and playable. If the tubes nestled together and held their shape via gravity alone, their musical notes would deaden. For the piece to retain its sonic whimsy, its gravity must be redistributed.
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