THINK/SCULPTURE a small survey of works by John Barbour (1954-2011) brings together a series of interconnected ensemble pieces completed between the mid 1990s and 2011.
The exhibition title combines two signature pieces - a large painting from 1990 with the word THINK lettered boldly in black from edge to edge on a white painted ground, and a floor and wall based installation, 'The lost routes to lovely' from 2001 - a series of what appear to be black metallic rods, rectangular beams and angled structures... broken forms and leaning shapes that could well be parts of the letters that make up the word THINK.
Appearance is deceptive: despite their steely strength, the dismembered forms are merely painted cardboard structures, taped and glued together. In this particular arrangement the command to 'Think' is undermined by its deconstruction: the power of one word tempered by a certain temporal fragility...
the artist's use of hard-edge lettering and cardboard a way of encapsulating the uncertainties associated with meaning and what we think words say.
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Darlinghurst NSW 2010
6 October - 5 November 2016
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1988_1st April_Thought for the day_THINK_John Barbour
FIAPCE gift to AGSA
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scroll : the term "think"
by Yanjing Ms. (Google translate)
by Yanjing History of Women (Google translate)
by Theatre of the Animators of Regard
collection : FIAPCE
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...