Alison Wilding Airing Light 1985–6

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Artist
Title
Airing Light
Date 1985–6
Medium Painted steel and brass
Dimensions Object: 2450 x 900 x 670 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987
Reference
T04912
Not on display

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This sculpture has been constructed out of three sections. The two large elements are made of galvanised steel, afterwards painted. The smaller shape positioned between them is made from brass strips, soldered together. Wilding said that this sculpture marked the beginning of her work on a larger scale than she had previously used. She built up the surface painstakingly so that 'one sees volume and plane, skin and form without a conciousness of steel, the brass being a dull brightness at the centre. Walking around the work it constantly unfolds and then closes... It was one of a number of works shown in 1985 which explored the duality of objects.'

August 2004

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