After my last exhibition there was time to pause and reflect on the level of risk and excitement that was created by the process. The ambition of the work created many logistical problems which were only solved after some real effort.
The resulting exhibition, in hindsight, was really almost one piece. It occupied a small space physically but because the pieces were few in number it felt to me like I was looking at a cohesive whole.
This show will be very different in that each work will clearly have its own identity but will obviously be linked by my approach to sculpture and sensitivity to materials, space, weight, light, form, line, shape, volume, mass etc. A lot of decision making has and is going on in order to make this work. I trust the quality is there because, as Clement Greenberg said in Homemade Esthetics, "quality in
art appears to be directly proportionate to the density or weight of decision that's gone into its making."* In regards to the density of decision making, this show is very weighty.
* Clement Greenberg, Homemade Esthetics: observations on art and taste, Oxford University Press, 1999, p.48