Alexis Granwell and Carrie Scanga Ballast/Break

November 18, 2011 – January 7, 2012 Project Space Gallery

Ballast/Break is an exhibition of prints, sculpture, and installation work by Alexis Granwell and Carrie Scanga.  The work is based on the forms, structures, conduits, and patinas of cityscapes and the human-built environment. Granwell delves into the city’s grit and substance by incorporating handmade paper, found objects, and raw materials to create sculptures that evoke primitive architecture or landscapes under construction.  Her oversized etchings depict similar forms that contain both a physicality and a diagrammatic quality, while Scanga’s massive, apparently floating structure of paper bricks subverts this materiality.