Orange Curves by Brent Gann

TITLE: Orange Curves
ARTIST: Brent Gann
DATE: 2000
MATERIALS: painted steel
DIMENSIONS: 4′ x 4′ x 3′
TYPE: sculpture

Created by Herron School of Art and Design alumnus Brent Gann, Orange Curves (2000) is a four foot tall sculpture consisting of three interlocking steel curves, painted orange. Walk around the sculpture and see how perspective changes your perceptions of it. Is the work abstract or representational? Is it a play on shape or typography? Might the curves be chain links that have been broken? Metal is cast, welded or both to create a sculpture; Orange Curves shows evidence of both. Gann is an American artist who obtained B.F.A.s in both visual communication and sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design in 2000, who has since worked in graphic design.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Curves,  which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.”