Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Organic and The Inorganic

The work of Sarah Lutz and Laura Battle are juxtaposed at Lohin Geduld right now. Sarah Lutz examines the outer vestiges of the organic world: cellular structure, forms dividing upon themselves, the structure which supports all of life. Laura Battle engages with the outer, universal world through the patterns she finds in time and space, relentless marking shifting intervals across broad planes of paper. Her work, at first overwhelming, opens into delicate rhythms which explore the rhythmic cycling of natural phenomena. Two worlds represented: the clean, patterned world of fact, time, interval and geometry, and the fecund divisions of organic matter, confined by gravity to the earth floor, dividing and decaying forever more.