Friday, September 04, 2009

Kirsten Hassenfeld

From my review of Kirsten Hassenfeld's "Recent Sculpture" at Brown University's Bell Gallery:
"I want to create a place where people can take a little vacation from reality," Brooklyn artist Kirsten Hassenfeld has said. "I'm interested in going to a place where there is no want, only endless plenty." In "Recent Sculpture," her exhibit at Brown University's Bell Gallery, she succeeds magnificently.

The main event is "Dans La Lune" (2007), a gallery-filling installation of paper, vellum, tissue, corrugated cardboard, and foamboard cut out and assembled into a dangling constellation resembling translucent white-on-white chandeliers, giant earrings, wedding cake decorations, paper lanterns, ice, Christmas ornaments, and an enchanted crystal palace. The five main elements, each four to eight feet wide, glow from within from fluorescent bulbs.
Read the rest here.

Kirsten Hassenfeld, "Recent Sculpture," Brown University's Bell Gallery, 64 College Street, Providence, Aug. 29 to Nov. 1, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Kirsten Hassenfeld,"Dans La Lune," 2007; "Blueware (Garden)," 2009; "Blueware (Cloud)," 2009, with in the background from left to right "Blueware (Espalier)," 2009; "Blueware (Garden)," 2009; and "Blueware (Bouquet)," 2009; and more "Dans La Lune," 2007. Photos by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, except for the last two, which are courtesy of Brown.


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