Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
The steel sculptures of Gregory Miguel Gómez and Rodrigo Nava felt right at home juxtaposed against the hand-textured reddish stone of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, formerly the old Union Station. The vision of curator Mara Williams was flawless in pairing two sculptors whose work complements a post-industrial setting (the museum overlooks the intersection of the Connecticut and West Rivers, and Amtrak trains still pull up behind the building). Gómez is a Boston sculptor who lives part-time in Vermont. Reclining Infinity, created for its location at the museum entrance, was a showstopper. Its 44 linear feet of rounded coils resemble a giant snake swallowing its own tail, like an ouroboros. The stainless steel rods that form the skeleton become a nearly transparent web in sunlight, covered by an open “skin” of small, black, patella-like forms, each one cast in bronze and attached to one of the underlying rods …see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.