Conduit Gallery presents Kendall Glover: "Variant" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present "Variant," the second solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery of sculpture and collage by London-based artist Kendall Glover.
Glover works between two-dimensional works on paper and three-dimensional sculptures. In 2016, she exhibited a series of rattan and raffia relief sculptures in the Conduit Gallery Project Room primarily focused on line and the consequential formation of implied planes and volumes. Those sculptures became the basis for an ambitious series of collages made from various handmade papers (Japanese Yatsuo, Gampi, Mitsumata, and Korean Hanji) which will be on view. In the collages, informed by the rattan sculptures, line becomes a result of planar relationships, while color is used to unite, repel, agitate, and explore the various ways parts can be combined to form a whole.
The imagery brings to mind modernist formalism, art deco architecture and the human form and within each of these, the ubiquitous form of the arch; appealing to Glover for its ability to at once reference a figure and an architectural structure. Each of the collages exists in variants. In the lineage of Josef Albers, Glover utilizes changes in color relationships and linear elements to maintain the desired tension in her compositions.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 5.