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Stasis

Date: March 2020Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5 ftMaterial: Bamboo, twine, plaster Gravity takes its toll when adding weight. Unpolished, it could be disturbed by a simple knock or push. Holding itself in the moment. Two materials forced into a moulded relationship, to work together, to balance. Too heavy to hold itself without support.

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Bamboo Fissure

Date: March 2020Size: 2 x 2 x 2 ftMaterial: Bamboo, twine, wool Tightening joints, making barriers and creating tension. The addition of colour detracts from the sturdiness of the cube, gravity acting upon its weight. A methodological working of the twine, to intersect the bamboo and create it’s simple innocence. Colour perhaps too delicate, too […]

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Bamboo

An invasive focal point that thrives in moist soil in a sheltered and sunny area. Running with underground stems to spread rapidly and rampantly. Evergreen perennial flowering plants with hollow stems and vascular bundles. Feeding off the environment, spreading its own seed, ready for those in the environment to feed off of it. Soft bamboo […]

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Evince

Date: February 2020Size: 2 x 2.5 mMaterials: Bamboo, electrical tape, twine, plaster Reflecting surrounding architecture in its primal form. Balancing, holding, relating. Tighter connection of bamboo, playing with gravity and tension. Exploration into the capabilities of material.

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Pressed

Date: February 2020Size: Varying, <20 cmMaterial: Plaster Calming and curved, pumped up to reflect spaces of the every day within the environment. Larger, more potent in the space, providing gravity and tension to lighter areas.

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Conjugated Cubes

Date: January 2020Size: 15 cm x 7 cmMedium: Wooden matchsticks Balancing, holding each other in suspended motion. Natural material highlights the points of contact. Repetition, multiplication and relationship with gravity and tension.

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Sterling Ruby

In an oeuvre spanning sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, video, and garments, Ruby continually returns to themes of societal and art historical friction, generating feelings of anxiety and agitation by contrasting clean lines and recognizable objects with coarse and uncanny forms. Gagosian, 2019 Through the use of contrasting mediums, techniques, and textures, Ruby explores the […]

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Alicja Kwade

Kwade uses large scale sculpture to reflect on time, perception, and scientific inquiry. Powder-coated steel and polished stones create a questionable universe filled with angles, weightlessness and questions. The large scale sculptures seem to have no way of balancing, yet they hold still on rooftops and in galleries, and battle the elements. Within the steel […]

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Percolate

Size: NADate: December 2019Medium: Bamboo, plaster, jesmonite, twine, electrical tape, nails Balancing, Holding, Relating. A focus on materiality and construction with the every day. Gravity, tension and a harmony amongst opposition is taken into account through the interaction with the environment. Percolate is there to make you think differently about the building; perhaps in the […]

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Ulay and Marina – Imponderabilia

Imponderabilia, a performance by Marina Abramovic and Ulay, her then lover. This performance involved the lovers standing and facing each other while naked in a narrow doorway. This was the only doorway through to a part of the exhibition, forcing visitors to walk through the two artists with skin on skin contact if they wanted […]