In the project room: Andy Vogt
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plaster, most of the homes and buildings in this country are supported by this humble element which has in great part been replaced by Sheetrock.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.