OPENING 4 MAY (7-10PM) & 5 MAY (2-5PM)
THROUGH 31 MAY
By using certain shapes in my new body of work, I explore the transcending concept of the infinite and of time as a vessel. A vessel can be something that ferries or something that contains, resulting in time/object/space that can be manipulated. Copper itself is used to transport and/or hold along its planer and tubular surfaces. The surface can hold something such as stagnant light, energy and water (all indefinitely or definitely) or tender the object along the surface throughout eternity as a proverbial Charon.
Hand-hammering and raising these pieces from a flat sheet of metal, I have taken the linear and created an infinite. I have taken the infinite and made the finite. Using light and the physical object, I have mixed the physical and non-tangible to create forms that transport and hold.
Because of the vessel’s ability to transport or hold - light, water and energy will “pool” in certain locations in/on/around the sculpture pieces. This allows it to create new life and death and adversely impact the ecosystem through its representative human qualities from its maker, while still being an inanimate object.
OVO first became aware Vincent when he answered a group call for art in 2017. His submitted piece was accepted into our exhibit STEP INTO LIQUID and upon further exploration, we were immediately taken with his larger body of work. We are excited to be showing this intricate, subtle and beautifully executed work at the gallery. From Staten Island to South Orange....meet VINCENT HAWLEY.