Chamberlain is an artist that constantly evolves. He has a range of work, from foam pieces to crushed car parts to works that mimic sculptures you made out of aluminum foil in grade school cafeterias. With each work, too, there is an evolution. Each time you walk around, looking up and looking down the folds within the metal, the sculpture changes. It is impossible to see the piece the same way you saw it even just two minutes prior. Light bounces off at different angles. The lines draw you in and push you out and around. The sculptures emerge so organically despite their structured nature.
One of my strongest memories from my high school art history class was when my teacher said "walk around" once we approached a sculpture. It's easy to forget that sculpture is three dimensional and to think you've digested it fully when you've only seen it from one angle. But the real beauty of sculpture is like this Chamberlain - like how it changes and is more than one angle and more than one image in your mind. A sculpture is dynamic and - at times - more interesting than painting for those reasons. Walk around.
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