Nova Scotia-based Sculptor Sydney Blum has used the idea of Icarus flying towards the sun as the impetus of her series, Icarus-Colour-Space. The works are shaped like wings, suggesting a continuum of time and space. Paper chipboard is cut into small pieces of approximately ½ to 1 inch. They are arranged in a row and painted in a chromatic colour sequence. Each painted piece is attached to the next by hand with knotted wire.
In the United States, Blum has had exhibitions at P.S. 1, the New Museum, the Sculpture Center, the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Massachusetts College of Art in Boston as well as locations in Europe. Her work has been reviewed and discussed in international art journals, including Art Forum, Art in America and The New York Times. She taught at the Parsons College of Fine Art in New York for 17 years. She has received grants from Artist Space, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Creation Grants for Arts Nova Scotia.
Studio 21 has had the privilege of bringing Blum's work to art fairs in Toronto, Chicago and Miami. This is the first time her work will exhibit in Halifax.