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I wish there were seats in the gallery so that you could rest, gaze, and get lost in the details of Jaros' work. Instead, you'll have to stand and examine, decide for yourself what the sculptures mean...if anything.
I suspect that the artist is open enough to accept all interpretations.
His three stand-alone sculptures, Window I, Window II and Window IV, made of recycled wood, cut, stained, and held together with screws and corner braces to create a "frame" around a hole, are even more resplendent than the wall sculptures.
have no idea if there is a Window V or higher, but if the three presented are any indication, the higher in number they go, the less narrow your view of the world outside is...and the more you can pass through one side to the other. It's as good a representation of seeing past the "cardboard" as I can think of.
The Bill Jaros Exhibition is at Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave, Irvine, (949) 724-6880; www,cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/finearts. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Jan. 22, 2011. Free.