November 11, 2009

Brendalyn Avender

Brendalyn Avender works in metal using industrial processes with the idea of creating simple works of wearable art that are conceptually and economically accessible. Powder coating allows Brendalyn to suffuse her pieces with color while retaining the flexible and durable qualities of the metal. Through exploration of metal and color, she combines the two in a way that confounds the viewers’ experience. At  first the pieces may appear to be made of a different material, such is the uniformity of the colored surface. It is not until the cool surface is touched or the pieces are heard striking one another that the viewer becomes assured of their metallic nature, creating disjunction between initial perception and deeper experience

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