Hashimoto Contemporary

Crystal Wagner: "Paroxysm" at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The gallery is pleased to announce a new installation and solo show of wall-mounted work by represented artist Crystal Wagner, now on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through October 28, 2016.

Paroxysm is a pseudo-bio-generator that redefines the space that it lives in by exploring elemental forms and structures that are both familiar and foreign to us in our modern landscape. It probes the dichotomy between organic shapes found in nature and the straight, hard edges that exemplify people’s architectural environments in their everyday spaces.

Included in the show is an installation titled Spire, which reaches 40ft to the dynamic skylight system of the museum. This piece investigates the structural dialog associated with architecture as the substrate and further expands on the artist’s interests in conditional growth, relationships between manufactured and organic worlds, and the architectural spaces we inhabit.

This exhibit is curated by Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman.