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Title

The divisions and subtractions

2017

Artist

Mikala Dwyer

Australia

1959 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2017
    Media categories
    Installation , Sculpture , Time-based art
    Materials used
    copper, steel, elastic rubber, glass, acrylic, unfired clay, coins, glazed ceramic, ceramic, wood, canvas, synthetic polymer paint, rubber mallet, mosaic, plastic, paper, x-ray radiography paper, rocks, crystals, beads, textile, string, synthetic rope, rope, sound, dolly, plants and soil, plastic doll, concrete, wires, rubber tyres, PET plastic, wax candle, plywood, synthetic clay, pencil, black fibre-tipepd pen?
    Dimensions
    dimensions variable
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    2.2018.a-y
    Copyright
    © Mikala Dwyer. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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    Artist information
    Mikala Dwyer

    Works in the collection

    8

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  • About

    'The divisions and subtractions' belongs to an ongoing series in which Mikala Dwyer gathers together found and made objects and places them in a large open circle. Dwyer has said that her circle works are ‘a tight form of geometry, a completely closed system - a psychic fortress that can hold together disparate thoughts and objects’.

    In this spirit, the circle magically unifies elements that might otherwise be difficult to associate, while highlighting sculptural qualities including scale, mass, density, transparency, colour and balance. Dwyer is interested in the occult and supernatural and there is also a sense of ritualistic purpose in the circular gathering, which suggests an aberrant sacred space. Finally, the circular arrangement establishes a threshold, which tests the viewer’s resolve to either remain an outside observer or become the focus of the sculpture’s attention by passing into the centre.

    A community of artists worked with Dwyer on specific elements within this piece, including Stevie Fieldsend, Adriane Boag, Hany Armanious, Nick Dorey, Andre Bremer, and Matthys Gerber.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Mikala Dwyer

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