Installation shot - Dimensions, works by John Boychuk
Artist John Boychuk's work has gone through a transition while at California College of the Arts, from working primarily with clay to light wood and wire; he's created a series of sculptures that reveal intricacies in the way the body, physics, and art interweave. Wrapping the pieces around his body in what the artist terms a “dance,” Boychuk’s actions are written in the graceful sweeps of the wooden bands. The wire twists in all directions around the wood, both securing the pieces together to create the larger form and shaping the voids that his body had once inhabited.

Displayed within the library are books that motivate Boychuk’s practice, including the 19th century satirical novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. In Flatland and in the sculptures on display we see the examination of dimensions taking a central role in the work. Situated both on the ground and in the air, the delicate lines and negative space of the objects navigate one’s eye through the artist’s study of dimensions and the body’s interaction in space.