adam distenfeld

Studio Building
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2CORE granite 1999
UNTITLED granite 2002
DRAGONSCULL granite 1998
2TEN granite 2004
SENTINEL granite 2003
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Artist's Statement

  I AM PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH REVEALING THE INTERIOR OF THE ROCK, EXPOSING ITS INSIDE TO LIGHT, CREATING A VOID OR SEVERAL INTERSECTING VOIDS. THESE VOIDS ARE AXES OF VISUAL MOVEMENT AND TORQUE WITHIN THE ROCK THAT ARE COUNTERPLAYED BY THE IMMOBILITY AND DENSE PERMANENCE OF THE ROCK. LIKE THE INSIDE OF A CAVE IN A MOUNTAIN, THE ROCK'S INTERIOR BECOMES A PLACE OF SCULPTURAL ACTION AND VISUAL ACTIVITY. I FOCUS MY ARTISTIC PRACTICE ON THE INSIDE OF THE ROCK TO ACHIEVE A VISUAL BALANCE BETWEEN VOID AND SOLID, NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE SPACE. I ADD LIGHTNESS AND SPACE TO AN OTHERWISE HEAVY AND IMMOBILE OBJECT. WITH THE VISUAL PLAY IN THE SCULPTURE, I TRY TO REALIZE AN IMPOSSIBLE SPACE.

Bio/Resume

SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, B.A. 1985
HUNTER COLLEGE, M.F.A. 1998
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