Tangle is Lichty’s newest sculpture that purposefully uses waste material from his studio practice. The work is comprised of long continuous strands of cut orange construction fencing. Each zigzag is clipped by hand and is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work. This work has been an ongoing project since 2008.
Many of Lichty’s recent projects rely on order and layering. Tangle is a direct departure from this methodology. The mass of orange strands interlace confusedly and become a giant snarl that hangs suspended from the ceiling forming a giant tuft.
Gareth Lichty studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto and Sculpture at Leeds University in England. He has exhibited internationally and nationally with exhibitions in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Lichty has been a Director of the Board of directors for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) since 2005 and Board chair from 2009 to 2012. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Waterloo Region Arts Fund. Lichty has upcoming installations at the Tree Museum, Muskoka and the Cambridge Sculpture Garden for 2012. Lichty lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario
The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.