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.