21 October, 2005

boxing clever

april - sept 2005

Prints are usually hung on the wall, framed and flat. This portfolio, whilst starting-off life as a flat print, present an added dimension. The intention behind this portfolio exchange and exhibition is to combine the printed image and paper engineering, and to create a new three-dimensional artwork. Artists and students have participated in this project, providing a wide range of ideas and designs. Thank you to all for their participation and for delivering a varied portfolio.

Some artists have subverted the idea of folding, as exampled by Imi Maufe who invites you to Cut, Fold and Throw and to literally to screw into a ball. Erik Kok’s paper clay requires an alternative approach to completing the work by firing the paper clay in a kiln. Particularly tricky paper engineering and decoration can be seen in the works by Penny Brewill’s Design for an Efficient Maid of all Work, Jonathan Narachinron’s Nara Banana and Jonathan Ward’s Spot Colour.

Helen Snell has created a new version to the meaning of life in her animal factory The Animals Went in Two by Two. Sarah Bodman’s Instant Bookshelf Filler enables you to extend your library and impress your friends, by providing a dummy set of life-size books to slide onto an empty bookshelf. Following the book theme, Douglas Holleley has created a pyramid of books, entitled The Monument to Ephemeral Facts. Sue Cunliffe presents a historical interpretation to the term Boxing Clever, complete with boxers, a kangaroo called Clever-Lass and a boxing ring. Whether the explanation is true is up to you…. Kathryn Reeves invites you to swim in shark infested waters in Ocean Fragment, and depending on the folding of the work you can swim in a rough or calm sea. As for ships that pass in the night, different lighting conditions will complete the atmosphere of Rudi Bastiaan’s work.

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