Prism – Kelly Bugden and Van Wifvat
July 18, 2018
Ivy Brown Gallery presents Prism, New York-based artists Kelly Bugden and Van Wifvat’s first collaborative show. The show is comprised of sculpture, painting, and constructions. Nature, childhood memories, and everyday archetypes take shape in unexpected combinations of materials. The works emerged as the haptic and visual senses channeled the ritualistic power of selected artifacts.
The resulting objects exist in a space between what they were originally and what they could become. A wheel, for example, is distorted as if seen through a prism, and crystals in this universe vibrate outside the realm of time.
The collaboration grew out of years of shaping materials into one-of-a-kind objects. Intuitively, the process of creating with their hands took an inward turn. Prism is an travelogue through memories and dreams, yielding abstract forms that capture moments of transformation.
Now on view at Ivy Brown Gallery by appointment only, through August 15.