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August 27, 2007

Sharon Levy - Santa Monica Museum of Art

From September 8 through December 8, 2007, the Santa Monica Museum of Art will present Sharon Levy: The Wood, the first solo Los Angeles exhibition by the artist. For Project Room 1, Levy will create a site-specific installation of large-scale sculptures depicting trees in various stages of life and death. All are silhouettes with a range of articulated branches, jigsaw-cut from pine plywood - a manufactured material returning to its original form. In addition to the trees, Levy will also install a piece entitled Cookie, which appears to be a slice from a giant tree, approximately nine feet in diameter. The Wood is a fairytale forest that triggers mixed emotions of wonder, fear, and isolation.

Sharon Levy is my old friend since we were studio mates at Goldsmiths in London 1998. Check the size of the door for scale, and visit Sharon's website for more of her lovely work. Link to Santa Monica Museum description of show.

Posted by cat at 11:19 AM