Gillian WiseLooped Network Suspended in Pictorial Space 1974

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Artist
Gillian Wise (born 1936)
Title
Looped Network Suspended in Pictorial Space
Date 1974
MediumAcrylic paint on plastic
Dimensionssupport: 1626 x 1219 x 23 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1975
Reference
T01965
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01965 LOOPED NETWORK SUSPENDED IN PICTORIAL SPACE 1974

Not inscribed
Acrylic paint on PVC sheet, 64×48 (162.5×122)
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1975
Exh: British Painting '74, Hayward Gallery, September–November 1974 (197, repr.)

The artist has described the genesis of this work over several years and its connection with her relief constructions as follows (letter to the compiler of 1 February 1976).

'After showing (18 relief constructions) at the Axiom Gallery in September 1967, later that year I began an extensive series of models using regular grid forms traced by a line on parallel, transparent planes. Usually the path was traced by one thread which met itself eventually, forming a loop, hence “Looped Network”. (An alternative title for this series is “Unicursal Curve”)… (read more)

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