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Electric Works

Exhibition Detail
In the project room: Andy Vogt
1360 Mission Street (between 9th and 10th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103

October 21st, 2011 - November 23rd, 2011
Shade Shape , Andy VogtAndy Vogt, Shade Shape ,
2011, Salvaged wood , 26.5" x 92.5" x 1.5"
© Courtesy of the Artist and Electric Works
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5; Store: Mon-Sat 11-5; Artist Services:Mon-Fri 10-5

Electric Works is pleased to welcome Andy Vogt to the project space. In it he has created new work in his preferred medium: lath. Lath is the usually-invisible sutructual element found in interior walls and ceilings over the last few hundred years; hidden away behind plaster, most of the homes and buildings in this country are supported by this humble element which has in great part been replaced by Sheetrock. These architectural material-based scupltures inhabit the gallery in a beautiful, spidery manner. There is a certain sense of nostalgia, or at least a harkening back to another time in these delicate sculptures.

Vogt also works in the realm of light, using reflection and shadows as his method of sculpting the space around us. Some of these new works which rely on projection, mirrored glass, and lenses are also included in the show. Unlike many light-based artists, Vogt eschews nearly any trace of color, and the alomst purely black and white world he illuminates with this new work is engaging on a formal, but also spectral level.

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