Continuing through January 29, 2011
Carolina Silva contemplates the body and the passage of time, through both figurative and abstract work. The most striking piece is a desk and chair perched at diagonals from the floor. The slope-sided surfaces slow a stream of sand falling from above, where the tabletop is canvas for ever-changing patterns of accumulation. Less successful are pairs of clay hands, and a video of two women who transform the wood grain of a table. In contrast, the mobile sand sculpture is quiet, continuous, and addictively meditative.
Silva's exhibit is part five of Lawrimore's yearlong series exploring Mallarmé's concrete poem, "A Toss of the Dice." Here, ideas of intentional randomness play out in the poses of the hands, and in falling sand as an event to be watched. As the series is meant to build on themes of transience, the sand generates forms that are continually created on the table, and over and over the content of that temporary work falls to the floor.