Considering Plasticity: Art --- Victoria Palermo Introduced By Mary Kathryn Jablonski | Numéro Cinq
Say the word ‘plasticity’ and most everyone thinks ‘plastic,’ that ubiquitous molded material that we love to hate. In sculptural art, plasticity refers to the degree of dimensionality in an object, and the active interplay between positive volume and surrounding space. The term comes from the Greek word plassein, meaning “to mold.” Always, on a material level, there is a plastic nature to our perceptions of form (an object), which evolve as we take in additional visual information, our brains on auto-update. In studio---what to work through? ---perhaps, making visual, the subject of plasticity, mutability, and transformation, and the idea that nothing is static, but nothing is lost. ---Victoria Palermo