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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Oracle Series - - -
    more pertinent to my increasing desire to move beyond 2 dimensions In a necessary break from what had become a comfortable process I stripped away everything familiar and essentially started over Using the most immediate and available materials on hand at the time i e black rubber bands and nails I began to build my work back up one line at a time Those humble beginnings have led to many installations and investigations into other materials and I see that work as the basis for everything I ve made since Oracle series one through five is a new work combining the elements of drawing and spontaneous sculpture that have continued to capture my attention The result is a series of photographs that are as enigmatic as the title suggests existing somewhere between drawing sculpture and photography Special thanks to Jenny Sampson for her incomparable printing skills and commitment to this project previous next Oracle 1 2009 Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab San Francisco 19 x 15 75 Edition of 6 Oracle 2 2009 Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab San Francisco 19 x 15 75

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/projects/oracle-series/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Double or Nothing - - -
    three dimensional or in my case quasi three dimensional metal structures in different finishes The surface of the nickel plating in both black and bright polished nickel and the white powder coated version provide a similar mysterious resonance to other materials I ve used The material object acts as a closed path circling in on itself at the same time the shadow is allowing it to escape and expand into

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/projects/double-or-nothing/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Black Diamond Library - - -
    of steel elements that comprise Coal Matrix speaks to both aspects of this unique place In researching the history of Black Diamond for this artwork I was intrigued to find so many visual similarities between the organic structure of coal on a molecular level and the intersecting pathways of those individuals and families who journeyed here from varied backgrounds and regions to establish this town The colorful buttons which protrude

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/projects/black-diamond-library/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Seattle City Light - - -
    Contact Commission for Seattle City Light Elevator Lobby 2008 In an attempt to map both real and imaginary space Haven s cut steel and aluminum wall structures operate as linear systems that mirror the flow of local energy pathways as

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/projects/seattle-city-light/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Iampayingattention - - -
    mounted sculpture Iampayingattention is a single cursive statement in the artist s handwriting which she created in collaboration with Baer Press and master blacksmith Maria Cristalli Forged from more than 10 feet of cold rolled ¼ steel rod and finished with a white plastic coating this text piece continues Haven s interest in challenging the viewer s perspective through the use of multiple dimensions and the open ended nature of

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/projects/iampayingattention/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Sin - - -
    Although Sin is typically installed as a modern work hung at eye level the artist intended the painting as the key feature of an altar placed far above spectators heads This placement significantly alters the relationship between Sin and its viewers For this exhibition the Frye commissioned Seattle based artist Victoria Haven to create a new altar for Sin Haven s delicate but dramatic sculpture constructed of gold Mylar and

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/shows/sin/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Higher…Higher - - -
    act of drawing has been Haven s primary mode of making work employing a variety of materials including rubber bands and nails a wide assortment of tape and mylar cut paper plastic and metal in the process The artist s past work has referred obliquely to built space and it has also drawn upon familiar elements of the Northwest landscape In addition to their suggestion of actual and imagined places these works explore an interior geography Using abstraction shifting perspectives and intuitive processes Haven explores phenomena of fleeting sensations multiple viewpoints and severed space Whether referencing the real or the imagined or collapsing the distinction between them Haven s work operates in the realm of psychological as well as formal space For this exhibition Haven introduces the photographic print as a new investigative process The title HIGHER HIGHER references the visual appearance of levitation and defiance of gravity in the work All the work in this exhibition whether photographs works on paper or wall installations are devoid of obvious horizon lines The figure s delicate lines appear to float off the paper and drift away from the wall Victoria Haven received her BFA from the University of Washington and her

    Original URL path: http://www.vichaven.com/shows/higher-higher/ (2016-04-28)
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  • - - - Victoria Haven - - Splitting the Difference - - -
    2 27 2008 at PDX Contemporary Art Victoria Haven s current show of works on paper and cut metal wall sculpture explores the dynamic relationship between the conscious act and the intuitive process In each of these rigorous drawings the central linear form has been deliberately interrupted by an act of splitting carving out overlapping or reflecting The resulting works reveal multiple states at once the act of splitting is

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