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Enfilade

A Site-Specific Sculpture Installation by Edward Mayer

Enfilade

A Site-Specific Sculpture Installation by Edward Mayer

In the upper level of the Weston Art Gallery, the artist Edward Mayer of Delmar, New York, has constructed Enfilade, an intriguing site-specific sculpture that employs industrial fencing material in a simple and direct modular stacking system resulting in a piece that both echoes and transforms its architectural setting.

Mayer, a former professor of sculpture at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, is known for his use of stacked industrial materials that creates elegant yet transient installations. In Enfilade he utilized a galvanized wire mesh with a one-inch grid as the basic building component. Transforming this simple material first into individual cylinders and then stacking them into triangular groupings of stepped pyramids, Mayer succeeds in creating a series of expanded forms that link together in an ethereal play of light and transparency defying their mass and scale.
 

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