Elizabeth Atterbury, ‘Sunny Side, FL (Paper Cut / Hedge)’, 2016, DOCUMENT
Elizabeth Atterbury, ‘Sunny Side, FL (Paper Cut / Hedge)’, 2016, DOCUMENT

Elizabeth Atterbury's sculptures arrange networks of ambiguous forms that derive from highly specific, lived references. Sunny Side, FL, a group of steel sculptures, painted black, creates in miniature an imaginary sculpture park from the artist’s hometown. Actual structures and forms, places, people, and ideas are reduced and abstracted into simple, modernist shapes and hieroglyphs: a bull shark, palm trees, the sun rising in the west, the artist’s grandmother or mother – hair down, a tomb, the manicured landscape, the shaped hedges, modern houses, Noguchi’s Intetra, Mist Fountain….physicalized shadows of a place that is perpetually in the sun.

Elizabeth Atterbury: Happy Sunny Jade
May 14 - June 25, 2016
DOCUMENT gallery, Chicago

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