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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