Imagine the skyline of a city built entirely of rattan and you’ll have an idea of what Sopheap Pich is up to at the Henry Art Gallery.
The Cambodian-born sculptor augments this bendable wood with bamboo, plywood and metal wire to create stunning large-scale sculptures that appear both substantial and ready to snap.
His current work, “Compound,” is a commentary on the destruction/construction upheaval caused by the modernization of Phnom Penh, and how a byproduct of reaching toward the sky is the annihilation of natural resources below.
Through 4/1/2012. Times and prices vary. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue NE & 41st Street; 206.543.2280; henryart.org.