"Architectural form, however fanciful, must function. Sculptural form need not. Sculpture's privilege is to be driven purely by the visual imperative and to reach through the eye to he mind, and when it is good, straight into the heart." -Willard Boepple
The exhibition consists of two individual ROOM sculptures made of poplar wood and brushed aluminum. Known for a body of work drawn from utilitarian objects such as ladders, shelves and mechanisms with levers and cogs, Boepple has focused his concerns in the last seven years on architectural reference that could contain aspect of this former work, implying human activity without human presence. The ROOM sculptures remain abstract.
Willard Boepple: Room is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.