Nancy Selvage, Navigration, 2012. Perforated aluminum, paint, and light, 11 x 18.5 x 5.75 ft.

Nancy Selvage


Boston Sculptors Gallery

The retinal dazzle of Op Art came and went decades ago—as with many fads, it caught the eye, and then there seemed little more to say. But here it is again, mobile and in three dimensions, in the metal work of Nancy Selvage. This time, it appears to have many more possibilities. Selvage’s medium of choice is perforated aluminum screening, variously used for filters, vents, acoustic panels, and guardrails. Unlike the color theorists behind two-dimensional Op Art, Selvage works in black and white, but her visual tricks are even more dynamic. With carefully calculated spacing, she layers screening to create moiré effects. …see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.