First Cause is Desire

Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Saturday, February 20, 2016

First Cause is Desire

Joan Scaglione

Opening Reception: 9 January, 2016 at 7 pm

Joan Scaglione’s site-specific installation First Cause Is Desire (2015) is motivated by her interest in order, chaos and entropy. The installation is composed of hundreds of densely layered blocks of wood that appear to surge through the State of Flux gallery space. The blocks emerge from the north wall, linger in the rafters, then expand, multiply and gradually form a massive flow pattern that winds through the space. Smaller wood constructions erupt from within the main structure, simultaneously disrupting and continuing the form.