Structures: Reflecting Cosmos

Feb. 24 -Mar. 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Mar. 2nd, 6 - 8 pm

Artists: Susan Austad

WOOK + FLAVIO GALLERY, NYC proudly presents Susan Austad: Structures: Reflecting Cosmos an exhibition of light sculpture installation work from February 24th to March 11th, 2017 with an Opening Reception on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 from 6-8 PM.

For these structures, wire mesh is cut and pushed into volumetric shapes, forming both support and basic building blocks.  The mesh is covered by torn, stained paper in irregular patterns. Lit from behind, the volumes float on the wall; these humble materials shimmer in space, yet look tactile and ephemeral.  The structures reflect constant processes of physical change.

Transformations: the fire and magma from volcanos that re-form the landscape, or glaciers "calving," to become icebergs that then melt into the sea, exemplify changes in the earth's inner and outer structures. Nebula, created in simple gases in the vast winds from exploded stars, are lit by new stars formed from within them. Conversely, in the micro-cosmos, the same laws of symmetry correspond: atoms connect, share electrons, form molecules, interact in complex systems and can transmute to energy. Basic formulas and processes apply, universally.

Susan Austad, raised in northern Minnesota, received a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. degree from New York University's Venice Program In 2000.

She got a several important articles including The New York Times, “The Landscape and the Material.” By Vivian Raynor, 1980 and Art Forum, review of “Homage to the Bag” at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY 1977. 

Her works could be found in collections by places such as: IBM Sterling Company New York, NY and Colgate Palmolive Company, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. 

Susan Austad lives and works in Soho, New York. 

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