Exhibit of Steel, Bronze Sculptures by Dee Briggs
Opening in Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Aug. 31
PITTSBURGH—A sculpture exhibit by Dee Briggs will open at Carnegie Mellon University's Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Aug. 31 and run through Oct. 28. There will be an opening reception in the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.
"In this exhibit I've installed several new, large-scale works made of mild steel and stainless steel," Briggs said. "I am very excited to have this opportunity and support to publicly exhibit this new work because of its spatial achievement. They will be my largest pieces to date, and I hope that everyone visiting the show will experience the space that both the lines and the planes of my work are creating or implying."
In her work, Briggs experiments with a concept called chirality by rotating an image or shape and its mirror image around different axes. She is interested in the resulting spatial relationships, which she translates into steel and bronze sculptures. Chirality is a property that figures prominently in chemistry, mathematics and physics. A chiral object or shape is one that can't be superimposed on its mirror image. Examples of chiral objects are hands — the left hand is the mirror image of the right hand.
Briggs received her bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the City College of New York in 1997 and Yale University in 2002, respectively. Her work appeared in the International Sculpture Biennale in Palm Beach in 2006. The exhibit at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery is her first solo exhibit. Examples of her work and process can be viewed at www.deebriggsstudio.com.
There is no admission fee for the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, which is located on Carnegie Mellon's campus in Oakland. The gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. For more information, call 412-268-3618 or visit http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/~miller/.
[The sculpture "eight rings | one line" is made of carbon steel, measures 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 4 ft., and is in the permanent collection at the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Ill.]