Samantha Stephenson

5 – 30 November 2016

Samantha Stephenson

In Her Image

5 – 30 November 2016
Opening 6pm Tuesday 8 November

‘Even a space intended to be dark should have just enough light from some mysterious opening to tell us how dark it really is’ – Louis Khan

My interest is in observing sculpture primarily through a visceral sensation, something which is first and foremost felt. A sweeping plane, a darkened void, or a lively colour can activate the imagination and create a sense of mystery.

These works embrace the possibilities in curved and slanting forms, which I hope bring motion to ideas of interdependency, connection and intimacy. Connection, not simply understood by way of process, or viewing,
but through the organisation of individual parts.

A single curve, is simultaneously concave and convex, equally full and hollow. The question of what it offers in space,
and how it makes something or someone feel, is asked.

Although nonrepresentational, the spaces may feel open and revealing, or compressed and concealing. The curvaceous and expressive forms equally frame, suggest and emphasise what is not there, what is invisible,
and what presence can be felt.

These works are dedicated to, the woman who lived,
taught and breathed beauty and love.

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    Ought to lift the spirit (a return to Tatlin) 166×120×155cm steel

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    Sanctuary 33×30×35cm painted steel

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    Bench of Sorts 35×100×57cm steel

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    Apollo X 46×35×23cm painted steel (wallpiece)

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    Root of 3 painted steel 60.5×84×41cm

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    Envelope 37×67×19cm painted steel

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    Torn 32×47×32cm painted steel

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    Between Pages 67×48×16.5cm steel

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    Ray 23.5×40×25cm painted steel

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    Ancestor 62×56.5×50cm steel

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    Be Undecided 43.5×64×43cm painted steel

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    An Old Icon 46×58×27cm painted steel

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    Night at the Opera 38×38×20cm painted steel

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    The Concealed 56×40.5×10cm painted steel

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    Counterparts 190×395×253cm painted steel


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