Willard Boepple: Looms opens tonight at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, 37 West 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 212 750 0949 through January 3, 2009
When you call the form or genre that Willard Boepple is currently working through a “structure” you find the word resonating at many levels, whether physical, social or linguistic. His latest series, which he calls “looms,” are skeletal, with every bar and support forced to pull its weight in the taut aesthetic engineering. And as with the ladders, the shelves, and the rooms that have been past ciphers of his sculptural obsession, he has once again hit on a form that touches, and then elaborates, the lived and breathed experience of the socially interactive body.
This was an artcritical CAPSULE in November 2008.print