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“The Object of Empty Space” is a sequel to my last show at Esqueleto, “Through Stone,” which showcased work made in response to a six-foot sandstone rock I came upon in northern New Mexico. The focus of my attraction to this rock was the beautiful hole eroded through its center. This new series is a playful exploration of that eroded space. In reference to the ancient Chinese Tangrams puzzles, I have designed the work to be reconstructed into new arrangements each time it is shown. This reinterpretation of emptiness as object and shape, and the physical ability to flip, turn and scramble the original form, is meant to draw attention to my initial puzzlement of the hole, and wonderment at its creation. -Afton
Afton Love is an Oakland based visual artist who works across media, including graphite, beeswax, resin and latex. Her work aims to call attention to our human condition in connection with the natural world, and is influenced by her extensive time spent in the vast landscape of the American West. Love has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California College of the Arts.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4th, 2017 between 5:30PM - 8PM at Esqueleto Oakland. Light refreshments will be served.
482 A 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609