Aleana Egan, installation view of “The Sensitive Plant,” 2013.

Aleana Egan


Kerlin Gallery

Aleana Egan’s richly evocative sculptures, which range from the representational to the abstract, recall various types of spaces. Many of her works are created out of welded steel, but she also incorporates more fragile materials such as cloth, string, plaster, and cardboard. She then exhibits these structures and arrangements composed of miscellaneous elements alongside photographs of excavation sites, historic buildings, and patterned fabrics—images that she has either produced or found. A walk through one of her shows reveals works possessing a fragmentary quality, that resonate with ambiguity (as opposed to discontinuity or incompleteness) and promote contemplation through which… see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.