Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 2nd Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 2nd fl., Central Hall, across from rm. 223

Constructing and Construing

Artwork
Identifier:
2003.117.1
Artist:
Elona Van Gent
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lambda Print
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 40 in Width: 48 in
Description:
Abstract print of 3-D tech-type image with blimp-like shape below colored square type shapes.
Historical Context:
Elona Van Gent's sculptures have roots in surrealism, combining opposing elements in order to create intriguing compositions. Often working with various metals, her work is known for its edgy forms depicting elusive, mechanical-like inventions and creatures. She relates her subjects to the sixteenth century "wonder cabinets", which attempted to create an encyclopedia of artifacts from all over the world. She received her Bachelor of Art in English in 1984 from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and received her Master of Fine Art in Sculpture in 1989 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.