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For this collaboration with Invisible Venue (IV), Alex Clausen chose to investigate how outside forces influence Invisible Venue. In its current iteration as an alternative project space housed in a domestic setting in West Oakland, an urban area with a complicated history and economic challenges, IV is constrained by a number of parameters, such as safety and economics. Focusing on sunlight as a metaphor for these types of uncontrollable outside forces, the artist tracked the daytime movement and patterning of natural light in the project space.
These calculations, recorded with
string and tape, became the volumetric outlines for a site-specific
sculptural form. Furthering the metaphor of this work as the physical
manifestation of outside influences, the sculpture dominates the space
in a way that challenges the viewer's ability to navigate the room or
to view the work in its entirety.
Alex Clausen examines relationships, both personal and visual, through a calculated consideration of in both art and physics from University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in art from California College of the Arts. He lives and works in San Francisco. and reorganization of objects. Through an initial series of observations and record keeping, Clausen works in a variety of media--photography, printmaking, and sculpture--to create a new context for the experience of familiar forms in quotidian settings. He possesses bachelor's degrees
To view artist's portfolio, visit www.alexclausen.com