5th – 20th October 2017
The Repositioning of an Object that Once Functioned
Sean McDowell’s exhibition The Repositioning of Objects that Once Functioned can be seen as an exploration of materiality, drawing on actions of fitting things together. Although the forms employed in the artwork reference other functional structures and everyday objects, the artwork is located in a place between representation and abstraction. The display structure that supports the sculpture is elevated at human scale, thus allowing for a close inspection that asks the viewer to scrutinise the proficiency of its finish. While playing with the expectation of materials, the artwork also deals with formal qualities of arrangement, colour, surface and form.