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Libby McInnis, Excavation


Monya Rowe Gallery
504 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, 212-255-5065
April 14 - May 28, 2005
Reception: Thursday, April 14, 6 - 8 PM
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Libby McInnis’ interactive wall sculptures, constructed of low-tech materials such as wooden clasps, paper and birch wood, invite the viewer to participate by maneuvering protruding parts of the piece.

The shape and structure of the works conceptually mirror the lines of mechanical machinery, like cranes, often used on construction sites, as well as power lines, draw bridges and even oil digs. Bright hues, such as orange and red or green and blue are paired together adding to the playful and energetic nature of the work.

As with McInnis’ previous works, this series continues to explore the immediate connection between the sculpture and observer. While the works are initially a static object, with the participation of onlookers they become a hybrid of performance and sculpture.

Libby McInnis received a BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design, NY and was recently awarded a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME. Her work has been featured in the Project Room at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY and has been included in group exhibitions at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, White Columns, NY and Monya Rowe among others. She currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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