The idea, he said, is that the forms work with the light in the installation space to create an extra dimension: the shadows they cast on whatever surface they’re mounted on. “So there’s a physical and a not-physical component to it,” he said, “which represents this dichotomy of the internal and external.”
Also, it just looks really cool.
The venue where Custer is installing his work, Anthology Fine Art, is also brand new, by the way. Owned by Custer’s brother Zak and his wife Kendra, the gallery and frame shop opened up earlier this month. This will be the place’s “first first Friday,” so to speak.