Jane South

Jane South travels through New York City by bicycle, observing the diverse configurations of bridges, buildings, tunnels, and roadways that make up the urban landscape. South visualizes the architectural skeletons beneath the surface, bringing these impressions back to her studio where she constructs meticulously hand cut, folded, and painted paper sculptures. Her process is intuitive and focused, resulting in imaginative and compelling works that entice viewers to envision the roots of their own surroundings. The sculptures ride the line of representation and abstraction, and are homages to construction as much as to any specific reference. Surfaces are perforated with linear slices and described with the marks of an illustrator’s pen, and objects hinge and cantilever from geometric protrusions, playing with the sense of interior and exterior space and of scale.