Continuous Line V (levity) by Kelly Goff

The Avenue Concept Providence Downtown Public Art Tour 2024

Continuous Line V (levity) by Kelly Goff

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept


Location: Exchange Terrace x Francis St.

Continuous Line V (levity), 2022 is a doodle, unscripted, enacted in slow motion. It is made of lengths of thick-walled steel pipe (2-⅜” diameter), which are bent with hydraulic assistance into partial loops and arcs of dynamic radii. The curved segments are then welded end-to-end, organized intuitively to create a continuous line drawing in three dimensional space.

The sculpture shifts dramatically with change in vantage point. Its white enamel coating stands out vividly in urban space, while referring to white linear traffic markings, bike lanes, and crosswalks.

Goff is interested in edges, spaces between things, points of tension, distances, lines, throughlines, and the displacement of resources. Kelly Goff grew up next to an oil refinery on a Caribbean island and this small geographic coincidence still colors much of his sense of the world and exploration of it as an artist. Goff is fueled by contrasts of all sorts.

"I’m drawn to places in the world where I suspect complexity. Remote landscapes under threat of human industry are especially potent, so time spent in places like the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Alaskan wilderness, and the Himalayan nation of Bhutan have been productive and meaningful in my work."

"Line is a major player in the work- lines like those that connect places yes, but also the lines that connect us to each other."

About the artist:

Kelly Goff is a Curaçaoan-American artist working primarily in sculpture, installation, and public spaces. Kelly was born and raised on the Caribbean island Curaçao, studied science and art at New College of Florida, and completed his graduate work at RISD with honors. Kelly Goff lives and works in Norton Massachusetts, where he teaches sculpture at Wheaton College.

Material: Steel

Artist Instagram: @kellygoffstudio

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