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Kirsten Reynolds at Boston Sculptors Gallery

  • Boston Sculptors Gallery 486 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA, 02118 United States (map)

Poised between perpetual creation and imminent collapse, Kirsten Reynolds' large-scale, site-specific architectural installations activate the agency of uncertainty. Her work explores language, architecture and the body as related rational constructs that become flexible and emergent through humor, curiosity and wonder. The absurd architectural tableaus create a space between fact and fiction that the viewer can enter, becoming a participant in an irresolvable narrative.

Reynolds' new installation, Spin, her debut exhibition at Boston Sculptors, features a baroque cascade of architectural structures tumbling through the gallery. Colorful, patterned arcs attached to wood frames resembling post and beam construction appear to be fragments of larger decorative architectural forms. Reynolds transforms ordinary materials into playful exaggerations of the real to complicate the installation's physical presence. The faux wood grain finishes and painted patterns derived from origami paper create an illusory surface, rendering the architectural construction as unstable and performative. Spin presents a cartoonish, parallel world, engaging the viewer as observer and player.

Earlier Event: January 11
Mark Dion at Lesley University
Later Event: January 23
Joanne Greenbaum at SMFA at Tufts