Nadine Beauharnois

Region: Northeast


City / State: Philadelphia, PA

These are humble objects. They sag and bend; some may appear to be injured or to have pieces missing. Bodylike appendages tentatively reach or suggestively thrust. Each of these objects can be seen as being in a state of movement or transformation, fluctuating between painting and sculpture, or stasis and action, or decay and growth. Often, a sculpture will begin as my response to a memory associated with a visual stimulus: a richly patterned textile or a jagged cliff plastered with seagrass. The act of seeing is a point of departure from which I examine gesture and texture as vehicles for emotion. Consider this work a makeshift cast of characters haltingly lurching along, seeking humor in the awkward, and at times painful, nature of human experience.