Dennis Nechvatal – “Silence”

Dennis Nechvatal‘s wall sculpture Silence, which measures 30 x 20 x 5, inches consists of thirty masks which are meticulously cut and formed by the artist’s hand. Hardware, specially designed and constructed by Dennis, attaches the masks to the board in an elegant and simple system. The faces seem to float out, suggesting airy dimensionality and providing opportunity for interesting shadows. This monochromatic scheme is somewhat unusual to the artist. Leaving the tin unpainted allows the artist to reveal the numerous, tiny hammer marks to the viewer, tangible proof of his using an old school method to create a timeless, contemporary piece of art.  We will be showing new work by Dennis Nechvatal at Art Chicago.  Click to see more of Nechvatal’s work here.