1999
Joseph Havel
American, born 1954

Bronze
119 x 56 x 56 inches

I'm interested in capturing the ordinary, whether it be an object or a momentary event. I want to make it permanent but make it seem like it isn't.(1) — Joseph Havel

Joseph Havel's art traffics in the paradox of opposing materials and appearances. What appears to be a floating, ghostlike apparition of cloth is in fact a heavy bronze sculpture. Havel often begins by hanging or draping different cloth materials throughout his studio, allowing gravity to dictate a natural configuration. From this starting point, he makes numerous...

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