“Chains” at Van Doren Waxter (Exhibition)


Van Doren Waxter presents Doug Young’s wooden chains sculptures “Chains” in the lobby’s architectural niches. Young’s work is concerned with the materiality of the carving process and the handmade nuance that is present in this time honored tradition.  Each sculpture consists of 3 sections of 35-foot chains, which are hand carved Eastern pine and then assembled into seamless chains.  The dramatic scale shift and the re-contextualization of the industrial links within a domestic space promote tension between the natural and manmade worlds, and a sense of awe with regard to man’s technological prowess over nature. The sculptures are on view September 14 through January 7, 2017.

Van Doren Waxter website

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