'InVersion': Forms take flight

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Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle
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NORTH ADAMS — Vermont-based artist Alisa Dworsky's large-scale work "InVersion" is now on view at the Cynthia Reeves Gallery in North Adams. The site-based work is made from a series of tetrahedrons — regular polyhedrons (a solid figure with many plane faces, typically more than six) made of four connected triangular planes. The work, which takes up a large area of space in the gallery, is inspired by tent and kite construction. The triangle and the tetrahedron, forms that are the basis of the work of engineer and designer, Buckminster Fuller, are remarkably efficient and strong. The free interplay among the geometric forms in Dworsky's large-scale installation suggests shelter and vessel, sail and tent, wing and kite, origami and architecture.

The exhibit also includes works on paper by Dworsky, in which she uses a graphite frottage method, applying pressure to transfer the qualities of an object to the surface of the page. For example, in "Follow the Nut," a steel nut is placed in the center of the paper and hammered successively until it jumps off the page. Graphite powder describes the path of the nut on a thin layer of transfer paper.

The exhibit is on view now through March 10 at 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. For more information, visit www.cynthia-reeves.com.



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