Sydney, 31 Oct 2020 — 22 Nov 2020

15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282], Paddington 2021

The folded forest
- Michael Snape

“Making art, whichever art it might be, is a research project.

The main function of a gallery is to provide a forum to show that research. Thank you to Australian Galleries.

This exhibition is one part of a long term project that addresses the following questions.

What is sculpture? How can the life of sculpture be sustained? What constitutes clarity? When is something nothing and nothing something?

These works talk to each other to determine that. They also talk to the long conversation which is The Sydney School of Sculpture conversation.*

Work on The folded forest began as the new casino at Barrangaroo reached into the sky to look down onto Balmain. The eye is always absorbed by curves and the sculpture increasingly indicated lineage to that building. We can choose neither our parents nor our influences!

The works are drawn lines on steel cut and bent with heat to swell the steel into three from two dimensions.

They employ Corten steel, a grinder with a cutting disc and heat for bending.

The sculptures made themselves out of this process revealing opportunities for both richness and simplicity.”

– Michael Snape, 2020

*Please read blog, accessed on the artist’s website, which explores the history and ideas of this movement

www.michaelsnape.com/sydney-school-of-sculpture-blog

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