Nancy Voegeli-Curran

My current sculptural drawings are derived from chance events and forces found in the natural world. A vortex, a tangle of unruly vines, or water carving its own path through rocks all provide a framework with which to explore process and materiality. 

Mixed media abstract forms map not only a visual space but a psychological and emotional space as well. They refer to our complex and tenuous relationship with the natural world at present and its overall fragility. Through a build-up of layers, tension grows as dualities such as chaos and order, growth and decay, and containment and release are explored. 

As a parallel to the ever-shifting flux of the natural world, I work with materials that are fluid, malleable, and unstable.  While line has always been an important element in my work, in recent sculptures, it now holds equal importance to the overall form. These wire and fabric structures become a hybridity of drawing and sculpture, blurring the boundaries between two and three dimensional form as well as representation and abstraction.

Voegeli-Curran earned an MFA degree in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).  She has also studied art in Florence, Italy, and at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado.  Her work has been exhibited in the Los Angeles area, nationally, and internationally and has been collected by CSULB and in private homes. In Oct. 2013, she participated in High Desert Test Sites in the artist collective, Constellation Lab. She works and lives in the Los Angeles area and has a studio at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro.