Lela Jaacks: micro/tele SCOPE

May 5 - October 31, 2023

My work gives viewers a glimpse of how I observe my surroundings, both natural and constructed. I share these glimpses through tangible creations, made from both gathered natural artifacts and handmade forms. The size and shape of the resulting works of art are as important to me as the placement of their composite forms. A language becomes present within the sculpture; the forms converse with one another based on their shapes and the amount of space between them. These relationships fascinate me.

I work with various materials, including metal, wood, concrete, glass, acrylic, and found natural artifacts. This allows me the freedom to express the quality of form that is appropriate for each piece. The thread that weaves my work together is the language of patterning, which embraces the expansive and the miniature simultaneously. Through pattern, space, texture, light, and color, I encourage viewers to pause and acknowledge beauty that might otherwise go unnoticed.

— Lela Jaacks


June 24, Saturday, 5 p.m. — Opening of Eight New Exhibits
August 10, Thursday, 7 p.m. — Artist Talk: Lela Jaacks


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