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Christy Wittmer – Impermanent Monuments
August 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Balancing experimentation with skilled craft Christy Wittmer creates sculptures that challenge expectations of function and notions of stability.
Her intricate porcelain forms are records of time, skill, and the process of making. Broken objects are repaired because they are needed or valued. Found objects are inconsequential debris that are collected and given purpose. The time spent in making, repairing, and finding becomes an act of caring embedded in the work.
Wittmer arranges, assembles, and stacks these materials, which are held together by the weight of one object supporting another. As these precarious compositions are navigated, the observer becomes hyperaware of their own body in the space, and anxiety increases. The tenuous stability of the work acknowledges the temporary equilibrium of the present moment.