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Virginia Mahoney
"Less", mixed media, sculpture, ceramic, vest, green, brass, gold

2019

$900

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Virginia Mahoney’s “Less” is a mixed-media sculpture in vest form that is primarily green with many prints and variations, and has attached ceramic tags in shades of green, on which words, referring to being less than others, are handwritten in metallic gold acrylic. Brass wires projecting inside emphasize the discomfort one feels when feeling “not enough.” Handwork, threads, and stitching are prominent. This lightweight but sturdy piece is 17 x 14 x 10 inches. “Less” is part of an ongoing series of garment sculptures, which manifest sensations of experiencing uncomfortable situations, doubt, regret, background thoughts or personal barriers. Mahoney devises unconventional ways of working with materials, and is inspired by new ideas in the process. Virginia Mahoney is a mixed-media sculptor in the Boston area, whose work reveals a fascination with words, ambiguity, and diverse methods of making. She reflects on sensation, reaction, and thought, using laborious processes and unexpected material combinations. Her work has been exhibited frequently in the eastern and central United States. Mahoney is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

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