Tenement

Tenement

8,400.00

Freestanding sculpture. Built as a model of the spot in NYC, purportedly on the Lower East Side, that has had the most buildings built on it and torn down. Standard tenement proportions. Pulleys and “cloth” hand-fabricated out of upcycled copper; “cloth” enameled with glass enamel. Other materials: brass, copper chain. Working pulleys are all connected and balanced.

Lauren Wilcox- Artist bio: I work small-scale in metal, glass, old fabric, paper, and other discarded and reclaimed materials with the patina of wear: fabricated, cast, carved, constructed, and enameled. I am interested in the vernacular of the industrial world; how mechanical elements can be used in other contexts, with other forms, to express relationships and ideas less concrete. Wherever possible I try to make my pieces functional – that is, pulleys work, joints move, weights are balanced – but the more I make the more I find that these elements are a departure point for form and content, and are continuously abstracting themselves. I have pieces in the permanent collections of two museums and in private collections, and was in the juried Exhibition in Print in Metalsmith Magazine in 2004. I’ve shown my work at museums and galleries in Little Rock, AR, where I lived for a while; and have been in several group shows and a five-person juried show in NYC, where I now live.

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