Sara VanDerVeek: Pieced Quilts, Wrapped Forms at Metro Pictures
By Frederick Henderson
Metro Pictures exhibits Sara VanDerBeek’s Pieced Quilts, Wrapped Forms. The exhibition is almost split into two sections. Pieced Quilts is comprised of abstract photos that VanDerBeek creates by layering pictures of her own geometric plaster sculptures and their shadows. VanDerBeek enters into a historically feminist dialect addressing traditional “woman’s work.”
Wrapped forms, in contrast, are concrete, wooden, and ceramic sculptures. These never before seen sculptures have been made over the past several years. The sculptures here are the same shapes that make up the patterns in the photographs on the walls. Some of the sculptures themselves are wrapped in printed patterns. The question of “woman’s work” and creativity is brought out of its historical context and into the modern day using bold colors and modern shapes.
Pieced Quilts and Wrapped Forms is on show at Metro Pictures through October 29th