SOFA CHICAGO REVIEW
This year the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) featured an array of exhibits by renowned museums, universities and arts organizations. The artwork ranged from pluralistic figures and drawings to candy colored glass sculptures and abstract paintings. Amongst the note worthy bright hues and shapely works that filled Navy Piers’ festival exhibit Hall, the work that won my “like” was the “The Communal Nest,” by Susan Taylor Glasgow.
This large-scale installation/sculpture consists of glass twigs, real branches, a chair and a glass pillow. At 8-feet-wide, this work is seemingly masculine with the harsh glass yet the nest is feminine. The fascinating visual contradiction lures one into thought. For more information about the this work or the artist, visit www.hellergallery.com.
Other wonderful works:
Dante Marioni, Vessel Display Wall
Traver Gallery, Seattle WA
Michael Berger, Kinetic Ring
Charon Kransen Arts, New York, NY