Chicago-based sculptor Amanda Gentry has been creating works of art that invite close interaction by the viewers, subsequently imbuing each work with an organic presence that alters the viewers' experience depending on their proximity and vantage point. The work offered in Sourdough was created during the pandemic, as restrictions on interpersonal touch and gatherings were imposed on a global scale. In response to said restrictions and inspired by the monumental installations of Richard Serra, Gentry created a dyad of identical forms, leaning in with a longing to touch and fold into one another, but unable to act on their wish. The result is an achingly poetic homage to the simple beauty of an intimate touch.
360 View of 'Proximity'