Visual Arts Program

Saturday, March 1, 2008 — Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hallwalls Artist in Residence Project (HARP)

Christina West

Shadows and Fog

Christina West - <em>Shadows and Fog</em>
Christina West - <em>Shadows and Fog</em>
Christina West - <em>Shadows and Fog</em>

The work of Christina West features groupings of figurative sculptures realistically rendered in clay. Through specific arrangements and gestures, the figures offer both an ambiguous narrative and a voyeuristic moment. Her groupings often revolve around an interaction between the sexes, paired down to the essentials of communication. A glance, a furrowed brow, or a tensed hand are among the subtle details that hint at a psychological complexity in the scenes depicted. Beyond the physical gestural details, gradations of scale (slightly larger or smaller than life-size) and the use of an intense color palette (magenta, leaf green) are the key means by which West is exploring the modification of a traditional form.

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Ashley Smith
Three Fold Form

Inspired by Jungian psychology and mythology, Ashley Smith's process is an alchemical cauldron where personal narratives about womanhood, motherhood, research about art, stories, and myths of the wild woman archetype who represents the instinctive nature of woman are boiled together and transmuted to create abstract sculptural forms and installations that sprout from the wall and grow from the ground.

Stephanie Rohlfs
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Rohlfs' work springboards from a clean surface appearance and concise formal gestures into a hybridized set of works that make the artist seem part minimalist, part colorist, part humorist. Rohlfs' sculptural gestures are so adroitly specific and contained that each element—a field of color, a drooping form, a slab of shelving—takes on more imminent and emphatic articulation ...