Metamorphosis III. Acrylic, brass and cable. 6”H x 20”W x 26”D
SUSANNA CARLISLE & BRUCE HAMILTON will present works from more than three decades of collaboration. They combine backgrounds in visual art, architecture, computer technology and video to design and build sculpture and installations.
Constructed from a variety of materials that are high-tech, organic, recycled or discarded, their work often places moving images into sculptural environments.
Their early sculptures were conceived with the help of a computer. Bruce wrote programs to manipulate geometric forms in space and then the duo created patterns with which to build and realize these pieces. Ever since Susanna fell down the rabbit hole into video, they have been creating sculptures and installations that take the moving image into the third dimension.
Stretching awareness beyond the looking glass of everyday attention, their works suggest the complex relationship of the man-made and natural worlds with immediacy and motion. They have explored mathematical relationships and addressed many environmental and cultural concerns. Their installations have revealed the impact of wind and water on sandstone canyons and coastal cities. The desecration of the natural world — its inhabitants and habitats — was the subject of an installation addressing non-native invasive plant species. Some other works have responded to the 1980 riot at the NM Penitentiary, the beliefs and symbology of Native American culture, the aftermath of the Berlin Wall, and the relevance of street art on the urban landscape.
Alary, 1989. Mixed media. 22.5”H x 23”W x 3”D
Berlin Wall, 2014. Video projection, serrated steel slats, walnut. 56”H x 33”W x 3/4”D
Mother and Child, 1985-2016. Ink on paper. 16.5”H x 20”W
Floating Dragon, 1988. Wood, acrylic, brass and cable. 7”H x 15”W x 58”D
Fallen Leaves Revisited: A tribute to Menache Kadishman in memory of victims of war, terror, torure and injustice, 2016. Video projection, rusted steel plate. 20” H x 25” W
Fallen Leaves Revisited: A tribute to Menache Kadishman in memory of victims of war, terror, torure and injustice (Detail), 2016. Video projection, rusted steel plate. 20” H x 25” W
Medusa, 1985. Ink, acrylic on paper. 19”H x 26”W
Tetrad, 1984. Laminated wood. 16”h x 27”w x 23”D