Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
November 12 – December 10, 2005
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 12
Norwegian-born, Glasgow-based artist Camilla Løw is known for her sleek works that address the fundamental concepts of sculptural objects. While her work has been compared to Russian Constructivism and Minimalism, her sculptures also have a seductive and haptic quality that activates the space(s) around them, drawing the viewer in. Curator and writer Diana Baldon notes that: “Neither discoveries nor inventions but containers for feeling, Løw's sculptures pervert all the idealism implied in their vertical and diagonal orientations, their total perspective in which lines meet through space, their basic colours as in the case of an oily glossy black varnish alternating with bright blue, green and yellow as impure as the tones of poison.” Løw has shown extensively in the United Kingdom at Sutton Lane in London, and Transmission Gallery in Glasgow and in Europe at the Kustraum B/2 in Leipzig and the British Council in Athens. This is her first Amercian solo show.