THIN TROUBLES
       
     
Installation view
       
     
be being been
       
     
Westward
       
     
Ditto
       
     
The Plan
       
     
The Plan (detail)
       
     
Hypotheticals (#1-#3)
       
     
Installation view
       
     
Parenthetical Portrait
       
     
Parenthetical Portrait (detail)
       
     
Well-adjusted
       
     
Installation view
       
     
Selfsame
       
     
Selfsame (detail)
       
     
Selfsame (alternate view)
       
     
Selfsame (detail)
       
     
The Modernist
       
     
The Modernist (detail)
       
     
Measured Joy
       
     
Measured Joy (detail)
       
     
THIN TROUBLES
       
     
THIN TROUBLES

Solo show at Ditch Projects
Eugene, Oregon
May 22 – June 27, 2014

The work in Allison Wade’s Thin Troubles examines the intersection between two and three dimensions. How can sculpture function as both a drawing and a support for a drawing? Can a line be simultaneously marginal and significant? With a continued focus on balance, tension, and the conjunction of elements, Wade creates structural contingencies that suggest vulnerability. Her arrangements of unexpected material juxtapositions expose an idiomatic approach to making.

Photos: All images courtesy of Mike Bray/Ditch Projects .

 

Installation view
       
     
Installation view
be being been
       
     
be being been

Found wood, conduit from Ditch’s previous space, hand-dyed fabric
108 x 54 x 18 inches

Westward
       
     
Westward

Found wood, drywall, found fabric, steel, insulation board, joint compound, drywall tape, paint, charcoal, paper
60 x 60 x 4 inches

Ditto
       
     
Ditto

Found and hand-dyed fabric
16.5 x 11.5 inches

The Plan
       
     
The Plan

Insulation board, joint compound, drywall tape, paper, charcoal, paint, hand-dyed fabric, hand-woven fabric, cork, pins, chain
74 x 18 x 2 inches

The Plan (detail)
       
     
The Plan (detail)
Hypotheticals (#1-#3)
       
     
Hypotheticals (#1-#3)

Charcoal on paper, installed above found shelf
17 x 14 inches each

 

Installation view
       
     
Installation view
Parenthetical Portrait
       
     
Parenthetical Portrait

Found wood, drywall, charcoal and colored pencil on paper
68 x 45 x 5 inches

Parenthetical Portrait (detail)
       
     
Parenthetical Portrait (detail)
Well-adjusted
       
     
Well-adjusted

Wood, aluminum, needlepointed fabric, chain, hardware, hand-dyed fabric, zipper, sand
73 x 32 x 11 inches

Installation view
       
     
Installation view
Selfsame
       
     
Selfsame

Wood, insulation board, joint compound, drywall tape, paint, charcoal, paper, hand-woven fabric, screen-printed wood, found fabric, zipper, sand, c-clamp, hardware
74 x 29 x 10 inches

Selfsame (detail)
       
     
Selfsame (detail)
Selfsame (alternate view)
       
     
Selfsame (alternate view)
Selfsame (detail)
       
     
Selfsame (detail)
The Modernist
       
     
The Modernist

Found wood, hand-dyed fabric, hand-woven fabric, found fabric
96 x 42 x 10 inches

The Modernist (detail)
       
     
The Modernist (detail)
Measured Joy
       
     
Measured Joy

Found fabric, glazed ceramic, screenprinted wood, needlepointed fabric, pin
53 x 65 x 3 inches

Measured Joy (detail)
       
     
Measured Joy (detail)