The juried group exhibition called "Sculpture Now 2012" presented at the Pepco Edison Gallery Space in Washington DC is on display until the end of this week. If you are in DC, stop on by, it's definitely worth a look! The art featured in this exhibition are sculpture works, installations and video art being produced by some of today's leading DC contemporary artists. My recently produced sculpture, "poetic Web" , as quoted by The Washington Post's Michael O'Sullivan in his description of my work, is proudly part of the show. Juror Sarah Newman, curator at The Contemporary Art at The Corcoran selected the works to be viewed.
Hoping you are enjoying your summer,
WEB, by Isabelle Truchon, 8' X 36" X 36", Bones, branches, canvas, wax, silk.
"Web" is an autobiographicial piece. It is about life, death and rebirth. The mixed media work is made up of found organic artifacts from nature, combined with objects symbolic to my life. The structure is created with branches united together at the apex and suspended with wire wrapped in a canvas strip. The branches cascade to form a skeletal womb-like shape anchored by a wire ring. The wire ring holds the canvas strips that come together to form the bottom half of the womb-like shape of the structure. The canvas strips are recycled, and were once a large canvas used to to cover my studio floor while working on a body of paintings during a specific period of my life, eons ago. The subtle stains and marks still permeating through the paint and wax that the canvas is treated with, serves as a documentation of this period in my life. Wrapping around the branches, the canvas is binding with the elements of nature, the silk flowers and grape clusters included. The two deer skulls with antlers represent both the beauty that my two children have brought to my life, and the personal sacrifices that came with their advent. Wax binds the mixed media cluster and renders a soft white washed finish to the piece; a soothing and peaceful sort of mess.