Wood, concrete, and other materials typically used to make sculpture become drawing tools in Andy Vogt’s recent works. His interest is centered on perception of space, both physical and imagined, while inviting a reconsideration of one’s surroundings.
Numerous works in the exhibition are in the artist’s signature Lath series which utilize thin strips of wood salvaged from the destruction of lath and plaster walls during the renovation of older buildings. Using this material as a drawing tool, Vogt concentrates the linear nature of the wood and its natural color variation to compose flat, sculptural drawings with a deep sense of dimension. The forms depicted in these works often appear to be in the midst of solidifying into a crystalline structure.
“These works are inspired by the moment of upheaval that architectural demolition brings. When the wrecking ball takes down a vintage building, those materials are thrown into chaos, lightened through the entropic release of force. For me, they change states and become a drawing medium where new forms arise from the dusty rubble.”
Other works in the show use collage, sun printing, rust, and concrete casting as various starting points. A common thread between them is a flattened, two-dimensional effect which reinforces the idea of drawing as a central focus of Vogt’s vision.
Andy Vogt lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
ANDY VOGT | NEW DRAWINGS
Exhibition Dates: October 17, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 4pm – 6pm
Eli Ridgway Gallery LLC
802 North Wallace Avenue, Suite B
Bozeman, MT, 59715