Tove Storch, Untitled, 2017. .25-inch cold-rolled steel rods, 137 elements, 23.5 x 60.7 x 27 ft.

Tove Storch

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery

Danish sculptor Tove Storch app roaches sculpture as a way of thinking about materials and looking at space. Arguably, so do all sculptors, but Storch harks back to Minimalists and post-Minimalists such as Donald Judd, Richard Serra, and Jackie Winsor in her refusal to allow thoughts about anything else to intrude on her work. The content of Storch’s work is, quite simply, space and stuff, presented within the theater of the gallery. While the work, as material and space, exists regardless of its perception, as art, it exists only in the viewer’s immediate reception of it. One experiences it in the moment, like music, not over time, like a philosophical argument. In her first North American exhibition, Storch resisted any temptation to introduce viewers to her work or to sum up her practice. Instead, she presented one large piece that directly engaged the architecture of the gallery.…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.

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