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Wouter Dam
New Sculpture
March 17-April 14, 2007
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Wouter Dam has continued his dynamic work with thin, curved surfaces. He builds his monochromatic sculptures by twisting and joining fragments from curvaceous cylinders. The bending and flowing forms contain and define complex spaces that seem to defy gravity. Like Frank Gehry's architecture and Richard Serra's sculpture, these small-scale sculptures are both structured and organic. Their asymmetry is emphasized by the openness of the form, and the artist allows the works to rest directly on the thin edges. As Christopher Knight wrote in 2002 in the Los Angeles Times, the "…voluptuous voids luxuriously recline, like uncanny Minimalist odalisques."

Wouter Dam maintains his studio in Amsterdam, Holland. He has exhibited internationally since 1984. His work is represented in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Detroit Institute of Art, among others. This is Wouter Dam's fourth one-person show in Los Angeles.