Mitzi Pederson creates sculptures and work on paper that play with ideas of perception and space, as well as tension and suspension. Using organic and synthetic substances including wood, acetate, and magnifying plastic, Pederson’s minimalist sculptures possess an underlying sophistication and thoughtfulness to their construction.
For the exhibition, the artist has built new sculptures from lattice wood and acetate to attempt, in her words, “to bend standard material in a new way.” The use of reflective paper in some of her works creates the appearance of more space, while also provoking the imagination and memory. As the title timefolding indicates, the theme of the exhibition is the ways in which moments of time sometimes seem to collapse into each other. Thus, the word “reflection” is both a literal and metaphorical point of departure for Pederson, who also presents trace-line drawings that echo the contemplative forms of her three-dimensional pieces.