Sculptures Made from Strands of Canvas
on View at Smith College
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Smith
College will host "Taiga Ermansons: Unraveled" in
the Oresman Gallery of the Brown Fine Arts Center from July
1 to 30.
The exhibition, which is on
view Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free
and open to the public. The Oresman gallery is located on
the lower level of Hillyer Hall.
Ermansons uses single strands
of unraveled canvas hung from the ceiling to create sculptural
installations of "lines
in space." "Unraveled" extends the artist's
abstract linear painting and drawing to a third dimension.
Of her work, Ermansons said, "I am literally drawing
with canvas. I favor the use of unraveled canvas over string
because the subtle spring of each strand reflects the memory
of being part of a larger interwoven whole. Each line therefore
expresses an inner sense as it also creates a new external
form. This mirrors my hand-drawn line that conveys my internal
state as it also forms an external image."
has studied art at the School of Visual Arts and The New
School in New York City and received a B.A. in Studio Art
from Smith College.
She currently lives in Northampton
and is a member of Gallery A3 in Amherst.
Office of College
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