"Sometimes Chester’s work intersects abstraction and pure design, as happens in Transparent Luck, an elegant piece in which a curved piece of steel, resting on a flat piece of steel, supports a glass strip that has what seems to be the dot patterns on dice. This interactive piece comes alive as the etched dots stretch and morph as the viewer moves around the piece. Reflections of surrounding color constantly change into abstractions as light passes through the glass to the arc of steel."
Jonathan Goodman is a critic and writer based in New York City. He has written articles and reviews for ARTnews, Art in America, and Sculpture. Currently, he is teaching at Pratt Institute and the Parsons School of Design.