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Title
DIMENSIONS: WORKS BY JOHN BOYCHUK exhibition documentation
Creator
Boychuk, John D
Erickson, Hannah Novillo
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
Contributing Institution
California College of the Arts Libraries
Collection
CCA/C Archives
Rights Information
This content is licensed CC-BY-NC per the terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ . You may not use the material for commercial purposes without permission and must give appropriate credit. Contact the CCA Libraries with questions about licensing or attribution.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Description
Experiencing a transition from working primarily with clay here at California College of the Arts, John Boychuk has created a series of sculptures that present the intricacies of the way the body, physics, and art are interwoven.Wrapping the pieces around his body in what the artist terms a “dance”, Boychuk’s actions themselves are written in the graceful sweeps of the wooden bands. The wire twists in all directions around the wood, both securing the pieces together to create the larger form and shaping the voids that his body had once inhabited. Displayed within the library are books that have motivated Boychuk’s practice, including the 19th century satirical novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions . In Flatland and in the sculptures on display we see the examination of dimensions taking a central role in the work. Situated both on the ground and in the air, the delicate lines and negative space of the objects navigate one’s eye through the artist’s study of dimensions and the body’s interaction in space.
Type
image
Format
installations (visual works)
born digital
1 installation; 1 sculpture; 3 published books
image/jpeg
application/pdf
Identifier
https://vault.cca.edu/items/8f5b2571-e754-4012-b849-f63aa5fbc955/0/
Language
English

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