On Thursday, February 28th, there will be a solo exhibition of new work by Pamela J. Wallace. The work will be on display through March 24th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 2nd from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
My work evolves from my observation of organizational systems and from a need to make objects with my hands. I look at things like musical instruments, trays of parts in an assembly line, specimens in a natural history museum, or plant life and vegetation. In addition to this I seek out obsolete industrial structures and look at the way nature re-asserts itself with rough weeds growing through cracks in concrete, and the rust and decay of time.
Working with a continuum of objects, I create systems of patterns that are often mapped out like constellations. Shapes and objects are distributed throughout my work to mimic non-linear geometries where order comes and goes and the smallest detail is essential. I combine organic ephemeral materials like paper, thread, fabric and wax with hard durable industrial materials such as iron and concrete. Concerned with the smallest connections I show evidence of my own hand in a pencil mark or a stray cut, as a record of actions taken to make my forms. Close inspection reveals unexpected details such as iron spoon forms capturing empty space, plant fibers encased in sewn plastic bags, or circles held tight to the wall by the tips of pins.
Pamela J. Wallace 2013
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