Conexion al Cosmos, 2006. Mixed woods, 56 x 32 x 22 in.

Pilar Ovalle: Place in Nature/ Nature in Place

Pilar Ovalle has developed a personal language of sculpture based on the tactile, multi-dimensional experience of wood as a medium. She is part of a young generation of Chilean sculptors who are now beginning to emerge on the international scene. Born in Santiago in 1970, Ovalle, who studied fine art at the Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, has recently shown her work at SculptureSite Gallery in San Francisco, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Brazil.