Helene Kazan’s Where Drawing meets Sculpture appears to operate as a simple exploration of the optics within two and
three dimensional repetitive drawing. However the tension created by its materiality and construction, mark its subversive
ambition to demarcate and occupy the space it is situated in within the gallery. Confronting the viewer simultaneously with a
sense of curiosity and discomfort as it plays out a combination of these opposing roles.
Helene’s practice is informed by her experience of growing up as a child in Beirut, and although this works monumentality is
often interpreted as a modernist reference, its concrete physicality is in fact a reference to the materiality of the architectural
landscape of Lebanon. The visible quivering friction between the contrasting 2D and 3D angled elements of the work,
enhance its precarious nature, and allude to a complex embedded political narrative.
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