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Er, Nancy Legge at Donna Seager Gallery

Er, (Hebrew, the Watcher)

 

Nancy Legge is a figurative sculptor, whose work investigates the power of abstraction and its expressive possibilities.  It was initially fueled  by ancient stone circles like the Stones of Callanish in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and more reknowned sites like Stonehenge and Avebury in southern England.   While the current work still draws on these megalithic forms,  she also investigating the interplay of the standing figure with different kinds of materials – placing iron directly into the figures, using encaustics or handmade paper on the surface of the figures and creating environments for the figures out of stone or iron.  The scale of the work is also changing.  The new encaustic work is larger – nearly three feet.

From the first time she saw early Greek Cycladic sculpture, the fragmented figure has been a visual preoccupation for her --  particularly, she has noted, as it relates to the Japanese idea of “zan ketsu no bi” – finding beauty in something missing.    All of her work begins in clay. She works with raku and pit fire processes and also casts in bronze.

 

 

     
 
 
 
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