Spatial Drawing I, 2012
Hand-bent hardwood, lumber, and clamps
New Work: Spatial Drawings
Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space
May 26 - Aug 26, 2012
Wilmington, Del. - 25 May 2012 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the solo exhibition of Canadian artist Emily Hermant in the Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space titled New Work: Spatial Drawings on view from May 26 - August 26, 2012. This minimalist sculptural installation made from bent wood pierces through the gallery walls and lyrically twists and turns throughout the gallery space. Hermant will be present during a formal opening of the exhibition with gallery talks that will take place during the Friday, June 1, 2012 Art on the Town from 5 - 9 pm with gallery talks beginning at 6:30 pm.
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|About the exhibition_________________________
"In my recent large-scale sculptures, I focus on the processes of material and spatial transformation. These new sculptural works are made of interconnected, hand-bent, hardwood planks whose curves and twists create swirling, energetic, spatial drawings.... The unexpected tension of the shaped wood and the configurations and treatment of these forms present the viewer with contradictions: on the one hand, between material and form, and on the other hand, between the made and the process of making."
- Emily Hermant
Emily Hermant's minimalist sculptures challenge our perceptions of material and form. Bending wooden boards into slack, slumping shapes, the artist creates the illusion of movement using a typically rigid material. Having studied textile art, Hermant applies fiber's properties such as flexibility and pliability to wood, re-imagining it as cut thread sewn through the gallery wall. In this sense, Hermant introduces small scale, traditional craft into large-scale and historically male-dominated sculptural traditions. Hermant's installation also suggests a lyrical line drawing in space.
- Maiza Hixson
Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art
About the Artist____________________________________
Emily Hermant (Canada)
Spring SOLOS, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
New Works, Artcite Center for the Contemporary Arts, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Four Play, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, and Collaboration,
DOVA Temporary Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hesitations, Articule Artist-run Center for the Contemporary Arts, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Transformations and Reflections, MFA Graduate Exhibition,
Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
New Work, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dritto-Rovescio, Triennale di Milano Design Museum, Milan, Italy
Confections, Biennale Internationale du Lin, Portneuf, Québec, Canada
Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York
SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Vermont Studio Center Residency and Artist Grant, Johnson, VT
Certificate of Recognition for Student Leadership, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Graduate Research Grant, Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture
Trustee Scholarship (Full Fellowship), School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A. Studio Art/Fiber and Material Studies
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
B.F.A. With Distinction, Studio Art & Religion
Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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