- Grenville Davey born 1961
- Painted steel and salt
- Object: 1190 x 2245 x 1305 mm
- Purchased 1992
Davey is one of a number of sculptors who make objects whose forms and scale suggest at once a mechanical function and a domestic or architectural fixture. His works are often hybrids combining found objects and specially fabricated sections. Particularly important is the finish and surface of each work. In this case, the smooth, curved sides of the cylinder are deliberately contrasted with the pitted surface of the top. Davey's post-minimal 'functionless' objects challenge the gallery setting by appearing as objects for consumption - as furniture, for example. However, their beautifully crafted manufacture is without an application outside art. The upper surface is a dried out salt solution.
Gallery label, August 2004