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Susan Schelle   Sculpture and Related Drawings



June 4, 1983 - July 3, 1983

Susan Schelle’s work deals with prevalent issues in contemporary sculpture that place it within the context of landscape and architecture. No longer can sculpture exist in isolation. It takes on a broader meaning through the artist’s consideration of personal experience and relationships to time and place.

Schelle’s constructions define place through the use of materials. A strong grid pattern, developed through wood cross-bracing, relates the sculpture to architectural sources. The inclusion of water, a reference to nature, also indicates the artist’s association with Georgian Bay area where she spends her summers. The water image has been a recurring theme in Schelle’s work. Here, the water is contained by a concrete trough running underneath part of the larger crossbraced structures. The exposed portion of the trough suggests a beginning or source which is eventually enclosed and contained by the architectural elements. In her sculpture, Schelle confronts us with familiar material in unfamiliar juxtapositions that require us to bring our own understanding to the information she presents.
 

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