Andy Vogt’s latest public artwork, Unfolding Space (in gold), has been unveiled at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO Terminal 1, Boarding Area B). Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2018, this 12 ft tall by 45 ft wide sculpture consists of 400 pieces of hand-cut and hand-patinated bronze. The piece is the artist’s first work in metal and the largest sculpture to date.
“I like the idea of folding space and time. It sounds like science fiction, but we do it every day to some extent as we move through the world. When we travel by air we are literally folded through space and into spaces of an extreme scale and timeframe—from massive airport architecture down jetways to the confines of our seats, traveling 600 mph while under pressure, our concept of space shifts to keep up with these changes.
But we also fold space in our minds—we can perceive flat things as three dimensional or vice versa. The title Unfolding Space is meant to connect to the literal and figurative idea of how we see the world and how we move through it.”
Andy Vogt grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC and attended Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a BFA in Intermedia, a program focused on time based media, performance and installation. He lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until 2000. Andy lives and works in San Francisco, California.
More Information: Eli Ridgway Gallery