October 23, 2009

Jennifer Phelan

'Meeting Place'
The Berkeley Library, Trinity College

Meeting Place, Jennifer's sculptural installation in the foyer of the Berkeley Library, is based around a number of stacks of cutout sheets of coloured paper. Each sheet has had a form cut from within it - mutable, organic forms that seem caught in a state of transition.

The stacks are displayed on a low MDF structure, and the whole piece is accented with the addition of a highly polished strip of brass layed across the MDF surface.

Installing a floor based work in this extremely busy public area proved somewhat challenging - a challenge that resulted in a rigorous engagement with both the artwork and the location, for artist and curatorial colleagues alike. The result is an elegant and poised intervention into a breathtaking architectural space.

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