Tim Whiten Up, Down, In-Between
Virginia MacDonnell Eichhorn
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EVENEMENTS EVENTSTim WHITENUp, Down, In-BetweenVirginia EICHHORNTim WHITEN, Kanopi, 2008. Slump glass, brass fittings. 36" x 53.5" diamater. Photo: Michael Cullen, Trent Photographies.For years now Tim Whiten has been creating sculptural work using non-traditional materials rooted in daily experience such as glass, gum, hair, mud, blood, coffee grinds, juice containers and mirrors. His impetus in doing so is his long-standing interest in the transcendental —spiritual, physical and mental—all of which act to "conceal" or "reveal" our place in the physical world. A Professor of Fine Art at York University since 1968, Whiten has exhibited in solo, group and/or ritual-based exhibitions nationally and internationally including shows at prestigious venues in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United States, China and Canada. In the summer of 2008 his latest exhibition, Up, Down, In-Between was presented at the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.The works in this exhibition are created primarily with glass—a material that Whiten has worked with for a number of years. It is eminently mutable, a material that transforms from one state of being to the other and can be reshaped in myriad of forms. At one time it was in fact believed to be a "solid liquid" with the molten pieces of sand from which it is composed moving but at a rate that is imperceptible to the human eye or senses. Whiten characterizesglass as a transcendental material, something that is simultaneously both a conduit and a barrier. It is this duality, this tension between transparency and impediment, which Whiten brings forth in his work. It allows his to explore in his sculptures that which we see and that which we know or perceive without necessarily being able to see it. His chosen material, glass, something that we're in contact with everyday in mundane, functional and practical ways (windows, cups, plates, etc) somehow becomes transformed into a metaphor for the mystical through Whiten's creations.Mary's Permeating...
|Auteur :||Virginia MacDonnell Eichhorn|
|Titre :||Tim Whiten: Up, Down, In-Between|
|Revue :||Espace Sculpture, Numéro 86, hiver 2008-2009, p. 43|
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