'Shift' marks a departure from Clayman’s previous modes of production, in that this installation is a group of diverse forms and presentation methods that, together, form a cohesive experience for the viewer. Clayman has said he often explores a form or material through multiple iterations over 2-3 years, resulting in a series, or family, of similar sculpture. With 'Shift', we encounter utterly distinct concepts made manifest in sculpture through Clayman’s signature minimalist style.
The exhibition will feature 8-10 large scale works that,
together, create an experiential installation rather than a traditional
exhibition of individual works.
"Over the course of my career I have frequently addressed my ideas through sculpture made in series. Each object tends to inform the next with themes lasting two or three years. I always know when a series is done because of an emotional/somatic twinge. If I don’t pay attention to that feeling, the next object is made without passion and is usually abandoned.
However, there are times when I am working in the studio when I come upon ideas that intrigue me but do not result in a long period of exploration. The objects chosen for this exhibition are the waypoints in my ongoing inquiries. The exhibition title SHIFT recognizes important times in the studio that dictate a “shift” in direction. These periods are among the most important moments that make up years of studio inquiries about form and occupation of place." - Daniel Clayman
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.