Corner (2013), a sculptuation that spatially embodies a room’s corner, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Comprising ten components, the two watercolour components that bracket the sculptuation’s space are from the ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ART ON PEDESTALS. Within the watercolour floor plans someone struggles to move a pedestal around the corner from storage  (first watercolour—opening bracket) to the exhibition room (second watercolour—closing bracket) along a blue striped path. At the corner the work of art falls out from this everyday art world trajectory (of moving pedestals from storage to exhibition rooms and back again) to take place in our space, the breathing space of the actual room, without a pedestal. More of Corner (please login).

Corner joins four sculptuations by Gail Hastings already in the NGS’s collection, from the 1996 limited edition 36 pages about time first exhibited at Art 1996 Chicago art fair on Navy Pier. Detailed images can be found of Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 28-30 and Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 31-33 on the NGA’s website.

 

 

Press Release: The Commercial Gallery – September 2013

It is with great pleasure that The Commercial Gallery announces it now represents Gail Hastings and will present a solo exhibition of her work at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair between 19 and 22 September at Carriageworks, Sydney (Booth PC102). It is exciting to be showing new work by this important mid-career Australian artist at what will be the first presentation for the gallery at an art fair. Hastings (b. 1965) has been exhibiting for over twenty-five years with an international exhibition history of significance since the mid-1990s.