January 4 - February 16, 2002
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2002, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sheri Simons’ installation Sayonara is comprised of two large suspended balsa wood structures that slowly rotate in opposite directions seeming to churn into each other. One structure is propelled by the air from a small fan and the other by the weight of a model train that busily makes its rounds. While making these structures, Simons spent some time with hobbyists. While constructing these pieces Simons was guided by thinking of them in a literary vein, like a passage in an obscure fiction in which obvious disaster looms around the next bend. The resulting objects are teetering between disaster, stasis, and poise. The operating mode here runs parallel to the wishful thinking of the hobbyist, begging for relief from the real forces of change and dodging vulnerability in every moment.