Metaphor & Magnitude: Kendall Buster & Donald Fortescue

January 15, 2005 — March 20, 2005

Kendall Buster creates monumental sculptures, whose sleek metal and fabric forms suggest natural things, such as enormous seeds or pods. Her precisely articulated forms also suggest probing and receiving, exterior parts and interior spaces.

Donald Fortescue’s current work focuses on both functional design and formal sculptures, which are executed mostly in wood. The most recent body of work is purely sculptural, but draws strongly from design and craft. He maintains the designer’s focus on the relationship of the finished object to the human user/observer. Most pieces are human or slightly larger than human scale, referencing the human form while setting up a visual and visceral dialogue with the audience.