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  • Judith Schwarz

    York University

    The strength of Judith Schwarz’s work depends upon her dexterous handling of material and a growing vocabulary of forms. Schwarz has an affinity for steel and wood, and the majority of the wall pieces exhibited here incorporate both materials in seemingly effortless union.

    The earliest sculpture in the exhibition is a three-part work entitled Parallel Language, 1987, which juxtaposes a circular die-cut steel sheet mounted on the wall, a minimalist steel beam that angles out from it and onto the floor, and a steel stencil of a leaf shape leaning against the wall beside a magnificent slice of oak.

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