In ‘Tips on Crying’, the first solo exhibition of works by artist Paige Silverman, sculpture interacts with space, echoing the movement of graphite line on paper. Smaller structures suggest
Suggesting a figurative nature, Tips on Crying alludes to the anthropomorphizing of these pieces, fluctuating between the emotionality of figure and the rigidity of line.
A voyeuristic relationship is suggested to the viewer as an outsider looking into the unknown world of her small structures while larger forms interact more specifically with the proximity of proportion between the viewer’s own body and the artwork.
Silverman’s work experiments with a shift between flatness and dimensionality of line. Utilizing the process of making as a method to understand intentionality within her structures, repetition of line and material allows intuition to build forms around a language of reconfiguration.
Paige Silverman, born 1990, BFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design 2012. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her work was included at Art Miami Diamonds Unleashed Emerging Artists (Art Basel Miami 2016). She recently completed a residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Center for Arts and Creativity (2017), and has worked alongside the Haas brothers. This is Silverman’s first exhibition with Chainlink Gallery.