Werner Sun – Fragments In Flight

February 16, 2011 - March 13, 2011

The Gallery at FOUND is honored to welcome a new exhibit by Werner Sun. FRAGMENTS IN FLIGHT will run from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, March 13th with an artist’s reception on Thursday, February 17th from 5-7pm. Stop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and delicious treats.

Werner’s kinetic sculptures range in size from miniature wall mobiles to room-filling installations. He employs a wide variety of materials in his work – from metal, wood and stone, to polymer clay, paper and recycled objects. His digital photo-montages use found scenes from everyday life, deconstructed and reassembled into images that are both intriguing and familiar. His work has appeared in several solo and group exhibitions in the Ithaca area, in venues such as the Corners Gallery, the Upstairs Gallery, Thou Art Gallery, and the Tompkins County Public Library. By day Werner is an elementary particle researcher at Cornell’s Synchrotron and at the Large Haldron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

Here’s what Werner has to say about his work: I have always been inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder, and I try to capture the same lightness and grace in my own sculptures. However, being a particle physicist, I am also interested in bringing invisible, abstract ideas to life and giving them tangible form, mapping the space between the poetic and the analytic is the unspoken subject of my work. I work primarily with a geometric vocabulary, arranging blocks of color into compositions that are both organized and flexible. Indeed, it is this balance between stability and chaos, control and movement, that animates my work and my imagination.

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