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bearing effigy



Hilarie Mais

England, Australia

17 Jan 1952 –

  • Details

    Media categories
    Sculpture , Painting
    Materials used
    timber grid, canvas panel, oil paint
    grid: 188.5 x 189.5 x 4.0cm canvas: 189.5 x 188.5 x 3.0 cm :

    a - grid panel, 188.5 x 189.5 x 4 cm

    b - canvas panel, 189.5 x 188.5 x 3 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated centre stretcher member canvas panel, ink "Hilarie Mais 94".

    Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1994
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Hilarie Mais

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    Artist information
    Hilarie Mais

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Since the 1980s, much of Hilarie Mais’ work has been dedicated to the form of the grid, which she describes as ’a non-hierarchical place, a democratic site, a place of serenity, proportion, surface, tone, balance and harmony’.

    'Bearing effigy' is a dual work comprising two- and three-dimensional elements. A handmade wooden grid based on the width of Mais’s outstretched arms leans against the wall. Hanging alongside is its two-dimensional counterpart, a painted canvas that mirrors the grid in size and composition. Mais investigates the slippage or mistranslation between dimensions, creating a space where the real and the illusory intersect.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Hilarie Mais

See all 6 works