a.) Untitled (single glass)
pulled glass, silver, tin, paracord
Provenance: Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila
Michelle Lopez is best known for her large-scale leaning and wall-based sculptures that navigate sculptural history, gravity, and the human anatomy, imbued with social and political commentary. Lopez’s body of work explores the human condition and how iconography is transformed through current incidents of cultural collisions. The artist employs a minimalist aesthetic, incorporating divergent industrial materials as a means of critiquing present day cultural phenomena.
Lopez’s Blue Angels (Paper White series) builds on inversions of cultural iconography, investigating notions of human failure. This series features four (4) 10-feet tall mirrored aluminium forms leaning against the wall, appearing to sag, and endowed with a feather-like paper quality that betrays its finish. Lopez reclaims and reinterprets the visual language of minimalism and defies expectation of the material, transforming heavy-duty industrial aluminium, into a crumpled, delicate form.