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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 Percolate is a balancing bamboo sculpture holding bulbous plaster forms that interweave with the building. The shapes found within the sculpture are related to the space in which it is in, exploring the deconstruction of the institution through its architecture. Each bamboo structure takes […]

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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 […]

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Algamated

Date: December 2019Size: NAMaterial: Bamboo, electrical tape, twine After studying previous designs and experimentation, work began on a final experiment of bamboo that would lead into a piece for the Winter Cabaret show in Week 11 of the term. To strengthen each of the edges of the first cube, two shorter bamboo sticks were joined […]

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Tony Smith

Tony Smith began his career through Minimalism, working with architecture and painting. His work soon turned to monolithic, system-based sculpture that was based on intuition. Throughout his work is an interest in repetition and multiplication of the visual and physical world. Smith was not constrained by the boundaries of medium, which was seen through his […]

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Marie Lund

The sculptor Marie Lund works with stone and metal work to create intimate, self-contained works that involve some of the every day. The works often frame a number of temporal and material concerns due to their hanging, leaning or swinging composition. Working between the lines of beauty and dysfunction (as well as function), Lund deals […]

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Harder

Date: November 2019Size: VaryingMaterial: Jesmonite Jesmonite, a material similar to plaster but with a harder solid form and a slightly different mixing technique. Jesmonite can have different colours and texture forms mixed in while producing the final mixture, giving such effects as stone. The process and technique of using jesmonite as learnt in a material […]

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Walter Segal – Self Build

The self-build property, named after the creator Walter Segal, is a bolt-together post and beam form of timber frame constructor which relies on using all materials in standard sizing, which is how they are delivered, producing almost no waste. From the concrete base to the pre-fabricated panels that the house is built of, the aim […]

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Frame

Date: November 2019Material: Photographs digitally drawn over Manipulated photographs were used to get a better perspective and idea of the scale of bamboo and how to use it appropriately within the environment that it would be used in. With the flexibility of the larger bamboo initially experimented with, it was decided that smaller lengths of […]