In his most recent work, Steve Currie uses wire, wood, pigmented silicone and foam to create objects which utilize a methodical means of developing a form while allowing for some internal improvisation. It is simultaneously systematic and organic – a cross between a grid and a skeletal matrix. These multi-dimensional linear forms reflect the time involved in their making and are both space- and material-oriented. There is a sense of gravity-defying lightness to Currie’s sculpture; the organic shapes of dyed foam seem to be flying outward on a molecular level, or perhaps even on a cosmic, Big Bang dimension. This kineticism is restrained by Currie’s skeletal use of wood or wire to contain/support the colored foam, as if fluids were frozen in time and space.
Steve Currie has work in the collections of numerous public institutions including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, the Walker Art Center, MN, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, and the Brooklyn Museum, NY. This is the first Seattle exhibition for the Brooklyn-based artist.