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Doug Young

September 14, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Chains (A), 2004 - 2016
Chains (B), 2004 - 2016

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Doug Young’s never before exhibited wooden chains sculptures “Chains A” and “Chains B”  in the lobby niches’s of the building .  Young’s work is concerned with the materiality of the carving process and the handmade nuance that is present in this time honored tradition.  Each sculpture consists of 3 sections of 35 foot chains, which are hand carved Eastern Pine and then assembled into seamless chains.  The dramatic scale shift and the re-contextualization of the industrial links within a domestic space promote tension between the natural and manmade worlds, and a sense of awe with regard to man’s technological prowess over nature. The sculptures will be on view September 14 through January 7, 2017.