Carol Murphy - Sculptural Forms IV
29 Oct 2016 – 24 Nov 2016
Tuesday to Friday 11-6
Cost of entry
- 2 Danks Street
New South Wales
- Access by Bus #343 down Elizabeth Street, alight at the corner of Phillip Street, parallel to Danks Street. Buses #301-4 and #339 from Circular Quay, alight at Bourke Street.
This fourth manifestation of the Sculptural Forms series, first started in 2009, began after Carol Murphy came across an online advertisement for an artwork at an English Antiques Shop. This elegant figure resembled a Cycladic sculpture, with the stylisation of the head and arms entwined. Murphy explains, "I have never wanted to own an artwork more. Upon first seeing it, I was captivated, with no providence attached, it resembled to me something Henry Moore may have carved, as it required considerable skill for its size... I expect it may have been carved by a European sculptor of some note, but somehow was separated from its history."
This exhibition commenced with Murphy’s desire to create a pastiche of the work that first captured her imagination nine years ago — a response to her immediate connection to it. It is also a continuation of a series of exhibitions that presented figures formed in simple shapes, however the new works are more stylised, elongated, forced into impossible positions, and pared back of recognisable features.