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The Body Disembodied: New Directions in Modernist Sculpture

(2003) The Body Disembodied: New Directions in Modernist Sculpture

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5 sculptures shown; Here, 1999; Transcendence, 1999 - 2000; K's Song, 1999 - 2001; As One, 2001 - 2002 ( AHRC funded); Through Life 2001 - 2002. The cage like sculpture created by Gibbons are self-contained volumes that are only penetrable with one’s eyes. They are simultaneous representation of interior and exterior space - at once private yet public. These stainless steel works represent for the artist "places" of transition, passage and engagement. We all behave quite differently in our places of comfort (home and interior spaces) compared to our exterior spaces (places of work and social gatherings), where our profile is created as much as it is scrutinized. It is living in these types of private and public places, where the body and spirit (human activity) change and react to different states of observation. Gibbons’ work is a visual metaphor of this tension between these states of interior and exterior'.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2003


Local EPrints ID: 152817
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Date deposited: 17 May 2010 14:49
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:53

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Artist: J. Gibbons
Curator of an exhibition: Karen Wilkin

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