Beth Armstrong

To skip the last step

To skip the last step 2010, Working Image,


Hippocampus 2009, Wire,



Beth Armstrong at iArt Gallery

The word 'hippocampus' is the scientific name for a seahorse. It is also the name of a brain structure responsible for human beings' capacity to create cognitive maps of space. Although existing in space, Armstrong's welded wire sculptures resist a stable visual and conceptual representation and suggest ideas of other spaces, in between spaces, non-spaces and dream spaces. Beginning with the precarious image of a man-sized seahorse and growing out of the two denotations of the word, the works suggest some possibilities, instabilities and limitations inherent in representation and visual perception.

28 April 2010 - 22 May 2010