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Bridging The Divide
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Bridging The Divide Sculpture

Valerie Wilcox

United States

Sculpture, Paint on Wood

Size: 32 W x 38 H x 2 D in

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Wilcox is an abstract, mixed media artist who uses mainly salvaged and unexpected, humble materials to create a reimagined understanding of our constructed environment and how our brain works to piece together diverse elements. Observing what is around her in any environment, Wilcox is able to see unique opportunities with these found materials that may not otherwise have any importance in our world of hyper-consumerism. While working to expand the visual interest of the piece, there's an exploratory mix of painting, sculpture, craft and installation. This was made using salvaged wood pieces embedded into the white pieces made of plaster/papier-mache/gator board. This is ready to hang using a cleat.

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Sculpture:Paint on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:32 W x 38 H x 2 D in

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Valerie Wilcox is a mixed-media, sculpture and installation artist living in Los Angeles, CA. In Valerie Wilcox’s “Constructs," her works present a reimagined, abstracted understanding of our constructed environment and how our brain works to piece together diverse elements. She uses common and salvaged materials to intuitively impose harmony on elements that may not be naturally susceptible to it. Her works consistently explore contradictions and uneasy associations between indefinable shapes, marks and the activity of painting. These assembled hybrid objects become her canvas and manage to transcend their base materiality, as her source materials are elevated and imbued with a newness of form and aesthetic. Wilcox’s practice combines the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous spirit of the New Casualists. Her works are always distinguishable by their unorthodox and joyful approach to color and form. Her working process incorporates the ideals of Wabi Sabi. This aesthetic is centered on the acceptance and beauty of transience and imperfection. It refers to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to both natural and man-made objects. The visible evidence of the maker’s hand, the odd assembly and disjointed mechanics in the works reveal her process and addresses our ideals of perfection versus inherent human fallibility. She embraces the mistakes and gives them a new life, with bits and pieces that appear as if they were casually cobbled together, off-kilter and with an imperfect resolution. She likes pushing a surreal quality in her work. Ambiguous and quirky shapes hover between a two-dimensional plane and a three-dimensional structure, often nuanced by the effects of light and shadow, thus playing with the idea of space and perception, but not necessarily the reality of it. Wilcox's Constructs at once become referential, whimsical and self-reflexive. It has often been said that her work feels like poetry– subtle, nuanced and open to possibilities.

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