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Austin Metze
From February 15th 1983 to March 5th 1983
Incident at Pine Grove

The drawings are 36” high. The rectangular piece with the triangle extending from the bottom is 6’ high. The last slide is a work in progress consisting of three panels, each 4’x10’, projecting out from the wall in varying dimensions. This group is intended to be the first in a series of panels that will occupy the far wall in the large gallery at Optica. They will be a primary source for other pieces that will occupy the space- standing sculptural elements will be placed in front of them; stacked lengths of 2x4’s will shoot across the floor at irregular angles, touching against adjacent walls and relating to other panels and reliefs. The existing columns in the room will be active elements in the installation. They are the first sculptures already in place.

All of the parts, some painted, some natural, are to be balanced between the geometry of the space; the illusionistic references in the painted surfaces; and their own three dimensionality. The room is the support surface and the personality it develops with relationship to the painting and sculpture is the story. The idea is not to explain the room, but rather to possess it. As you can see in the slides of the reliefs however, it will not be without humour.

Examples of some of the interplays:
Texture implied- texture felt
Implied space- actual space
A painting utilizing triangular shapes- a triangular sculpture- a painting of a triangular sculpture that assumes the dimensions of the wall.
- Artist's statement