WHEN : 10th Aug — 8 Sept
WHERE : Spiro Grace Art Rooms
Lyndal Hargrave is an Australian artist working in sculpture, installation and painting. Hargrave’s core practice exploits timber coat hangers as a sculptural material, reconfigured into complex open-weave forms.
Using mundane found objects, Hargrave’s sculptures probe the possibility of re-invention through the way the componentry of human habitation can be re-configured to offer us a new way of seeing and experiencing our world. Her fascination with patterns of construction from micro to macro and natural to man-made continues, as her work explores how transformation, flux and repetition impact upon our environment.
It is this process of metamorphosis that is at the centre of her investigation: how life forms make the transition from one state to another tree to timber to tower or talisman; why some systems remain strong and others crumble. Overarching her work is the notion of universal structure and the geometry that has informed our evolution from molecule to macro-system.
Image : Geoweb by Lyndal Hargrave
Text : SGAR, 2012