American artist Michelle Lopez investigates sculptural history, gravity and the body through large-scale installations. These are often made from industrial materials or elements found in everyday contemporary objects. Her Your Board series causes the viewer to take a second look at the maple plywood and grip tape found in skateboards. Propped up against walls and folded in on themselves, these sculptures appear to be collapsed or defeated. The curved bends and curled edges give the impression they are as lightweight and flexible as paper.
Images courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery