The Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial are proud to present the work of Candice Ivy in the final exhibition for the 2016 season at the Saint-Gaudens Picture Gallery.
Ivy is a multi-media artist from South Carolina currently based in Boston. She creates site-specific works exploring the relationship between place and perception, and the sensorial experience of the body. Past works of note include Deluge(2014) a 30 foot cascading sculpture constructed from glass reclaimed from car windshields.
Ivy will be showing two sight-specific pieces at The Picture Gallery in within above below the skin. Viewers can expect a complete sensory experience with Ivy’s striking work, which draws specifically from elements of the Park. In one room, viewers encounter a large-scale sculptural piece; a cascading flow constructed of broken car windshields and clay. The piece is at once watery and serpentine, stoic and fierce. The other piece, entitled 34°00’07.1” N 81°02’01.9” W 11pm February 17th, 1865 Columbia State House Columbia, South Carolina, turns the gallery floor into a night sky, painted to replicate the night sky at exactly the time and place of the piece’s namesake. An intertwining sculpture of wisteria vines, gold-leafed and bound together, hovers in the middle of the space. A many-layered thing, this piece is extremely moving and visually striking.
Ivy has exhibited widely both across the U.S. and internationally. She currently teaches at Wellesley College, Boston College, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.