Friday, November 2, 2007


So, now we have a photographer and a printmaker. Needless to say, I think it is time to look at some sculpture. This weeks artist is Atlanta native Dana Haugaard. I feel I must preface this post by saying that I have only seen two pieces of Haugaard's work, so this is not necessarily a fair or in any way complete look at his current work.

Of the two pieces I have seen I have loved one and been less in love with the second. The first piece was in the Spruill Gallery's Looks Good on Paper exhibition. The work consisted of a plaster hand emerging from a black frame against a red background. It was nicely executed, but I think suffered from having too small of a scale. Unfortunately, in a salon style show pieces are easily lost, and I think that happened with the work.

The second work was at his show at Eyedrum over the summer. Longer was a much more impressive installation.

The piece took up the better part of the small gallery, which paired with the precarious-seeming hanging of the heads created a spectacularly anxious environment.

Haugaard will be one of the artists participating in the Mattress Factory Open Studios tomorrow afternoon-evening.

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