DIMENSIONS: WORKS BY JOHN BOYCHUK exhibition documentation, 2016

CCA/C Archives
Boychuk, John D. (Sculptor) Graduate Student - Fine Arts (MFA)
Erickson, Hannah Novillo (Curator) Graduate Student - Curatorial Practice (MA)
Exhibit date: 2016
Work type & Measurements
Installations (visual works)
1 installation; 1 sculpture; 3 published books
Experiencing a transition from working primarily with clay here at California College of the Arts, John Boychuk has created a series of sculptures that present the intricacies of the way the body, physics, and art are interwoven.Wrapping the pieces around his body in what the artist terms a “dance”, Boychuk’s actions themselves are written in the graceful sweeps of the wooden bands. The wire twists in all directions around the wood, both securing the pieces together to create the larger form and shaping the voids that his body had once inhabited. Displayed within the library are books that have motivated Boychuk’s practice, including the 19th century satirical novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions . In Flatland and in the sculptures on display we see the examination of dimensions taking a central role in the work. Situated both on the ground and in the air, the delicate lines and negative space of the objects navigate one’s eye through the artist’s study of dimensions and the body’s interaction in space.
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Series: CCA Libraries Exhibit Documentation
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Series: V. Exhibits and the CCA Art Collection
Subseries: 2. Exhibits
Oakland Campus — Meyer Library
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