Jane South, Kentler exhibition installation, ink, wax, cut paper, balsa Jane South, exhibition detail, ink, wax, cut paper, balsa Jane South, Installation detail, ink and wax on paper
About the exhibition
Solo exhibition by Jane South
My work in the theater as a set and costume designer and architecture as a computer renderer have encouraged me to examine and question the boundaries that we erect between disciplines.
In my own art I have always worked in both two and three dimensions and am now examining the relationship between them, the place where they meet and merge. This current work has developed out of drawings I made of my large scale concrete and steel sculptures.
The forms are constructed from two dimensional ink drawings that are then cut out and dipped into wax before being modeled into three dimensions. They exist within balsa wood constructions that refer to architecture, space stations, construction sites, Heath Robinson like machines and medieval weapons, among other things.
Light plays an important role in casting intricate shadows that convert the sculptural works back into two dimensions. I have begun to trace these shadows to make drawings and paintings.