Anatomical Deconstruction VII
Matthias, Gayle (2014) Anatomical Deconstruction VII. [Artwork]
|Abstract / Summary:||
A continuation of the ‘Anatomical Deconstruction’ series, 'Anatomical Deconstruction VII' de-emphasises processes of making by abstracting forms. The work thematises anatomical references in association with found objects. Sheet and cast glass are assembled in a deliberate low-tech manner to create an extension of the utilitarian ceramic form and manipulation of scale. ‘Wilful amateurism’ is employed to achieve spontaneous outcomes which place the concept at the forefront of the work. The theoretical validity of non-technical approaches is made most apparent as the glass responds directly to the broken ceramic.
This artefact was included in New Glass Review 35, published in spring 2014, an annual survey of contemporary glass undertaken by The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA. 930 individuals and companies from 46 countries submitted 2,707 works, the 100 objects featured in the review were selected by an international jury of four significant curators and artistic directors in the field of glass, including the curator of Modern Glass at Corning Museum, US. Paul Haigh, Principal, HAIGH Architects and Designers commented in his juror's statement, "The primitive compositional elements in Anatomical Deconstruction VII by Gayle Matthias suggest an ambiguity of scale from the intimate to the monumental'. Only six other British artists were featured. Images of this work are held in the Rakow Research Library and are available to the public online.
|Identification Number:||ISSN 2075:469X|
|Subjects:||Arts > Glass
Arts > Sculpture
|Courses by Department:||The Falmouth School of Art > Contemporary Crafts|
|Depositing User:||Gayle Matthias|
|Date Deposited:||13 Nov 2014 21:28|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2015 16:53|
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