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Holding Patterns: Objects in Action, 2000
Rule Gallery - Denver, CO

For Holding Patterns: Objects in Action, I explored how the desire to touch, a sense commonly associated with intimacy, can paradoxically engender a psychological distance. Pinched surfaces on the The Brides Stripped Bare Series record the process of manufacture and invite the viewer's touch. However, numerous "handles" act as cages around the pieces and prevent contact. This limbo of frustrated desire I described through images of circling, floating, and waiting to land but going nowhere. I wanted to reference the tactility of these metaphors, of being held in the suspension as a physical and psychological condition, with these vessels.