For Immediate Release:
DENICE BIZOT: Walking the Edge of Paradoxical Fragility
Curated by Kathy Imlay
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22nd, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition runs from January 22nd through April 29th, 2016
The BrassWorks Gallery, 105 Grove St. Montclair, NJ
A sixth-generation New Orleanian of Cajun-French descent now residing in Chattanooga, TN, Denice Bizot is known for transforming found metal objects: shovel-heads, cooking woks, BBQ Pits, and vintage car hoods into sculptural works of paradoxical fragility.
She began as a drafter in the petroleum industry, then returned to Loyola University for a Fine Arts degree in sculpture. Replacing the traditional drafting pencil with a plasma torch, Bizot constructs her sculptural works by delicately cutting freehand into metal. She works intuitively, without aid of preliminary sketches, creating intricate, irregular line formations that relate to topographical drafting and mapping.
“Edge/Wok” was found in a salvage yard, weathered and waiting for the artist, who cut the solid surface until only one edge remained. The shadows cast from the cutting become an integral part of the artist’s dialogue with her materials. Together the substantial and the ethereal create a new environment.
Bizot states, “While Minimalism and Pattern and Decoration are my main influences, my studio view of Lookout Mountain is a constant source of the inspiration of nature."
Denice Bizot’s works are in private and corporate collections across
the U.S. and Europe.
Please visit our web site at www.imlayart.com
to view all the images in the exhibition.