Interview | Hidden Meanings with L.R. Vandy
By Ruby Fischer
The October Gallery
UNIQUE COMBINATIONS: (Left to right from top) Black, Green and Copper, Guardian, Red Dart, Red and Yellow; LR Vandy (centre) and (bottom) These
Women 02, 12, 09 and Superhero Cog Woman Courtesy of the Artist and October Gallery
LR VANDY stands at the centre of the October Gallery’s light-filled room, her brow furrowed at a sculpture on the wall beside her. It’s a two-metre long model sailing boat upended so that its black-and-green V-shaped hull, adorned with sleek copper chains, faces the middle of the room. With a deft hand, she tugs at a chain which has shifted out of place. The correction is imperceptible but she’s insistent: “If you look closely you’ll know, because it’s not symmetrical,” she tells me.
The sculpture Black, Green and Copper is just one of 19 in this latest
installation of Vandy’s signature Hull series, in which she...
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