Into the Nearness of Distance

Into the Nearness of Distance
51 x 37 x 1.5
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My work is about spatial relationships. By mapping metric spaces, using a kind of isometry, I’m representing multiple levels of space, simultaneously. Drawn spaces are rotated, reflected, translated and layered, integrating the negative spaces and the spaces of overlap as elements.

Chairs are a reoccurring image in my work both two and three dimensionally. I find the basic structure of a chair and its rudimentary relationship to architectural space compelling. Found chairs often become starting points for sculptural objects and installations and my graphite drawings are layered studies of these structures, as I fold it onto itself or open it up. Chairs are markers in space and can become signifiers for place and location.

During this period of Covid19, the spatial relationships in my drawings have become more complex and layered. There exists an underlying structure in each drawing, but on first glance they may appear as chaos.
Sheila Ghidini
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