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Artist Andi Steele uses monofilament to create site-specific installations that divide and transform spaces. Subtly lighted, the glowing monofilament creates planar forms that appear to curve and bend, distorting the visual depth. Invited into some spaces, blocked from others, the viewer is encouraged to slow down and interact with what exists and what does not. Steele writes, “Amalgamation is a blending of color and form: singular lines coming together to create a concentrated density; colors overlapping, producing subtle shifts in hue; open spaces contracting, directing movement.”
Steele earned a BFA in graphic design from the University of South Carolina in 1994. She studied papermaking and blacksmithing at Penland School of Crafts, NC, for six years before earning her MFA in sculpture at the University of Georgia in 2004. She is currently associate professor of sculpture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She exhibits her site-specific installations and large-scale sculptures nationally.
Montages by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor
Artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor both construct montaged works of art out of collected images or objects, yet the creative journey each employs are very divergent paths. Uelsmann is a pioneer in the world of photographic image manipulation. Since the 1950s he has been assembling multiple silver-halide negatives and working with multiple enlargers to create haunting, highly improbable realities that connect with the viewer on a subconscious level. Taylor, on the other hand, has embraced new digital technology and software to create dreamlike, fantastical imagery using what she calls her “menagerie of found objects” along with photos she has taken and vintage photos from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Seen alongside each other, their works share some symbolism and attributes, especially images of water, boats, and houses, yet the difference in feel between the black and white work of Uelsmann and the color-filled work of Taylor is distinct.