Something in the Air
The Wallace Art Trust

Something in the Air 2015 (brass) x 5 pieces variable lengths

Gordon Walters work; Untitled 1958 (double-sided, gouache and collage) part of Walter’s purely geometric and it could be said internationally focussed period, is translated in Something in the Air as (un)functional interior decor. Consisting of six water cut brass pieces this work is designed to replicate heating vent plates. Artistic references include Michael Parekowhai’s powder coated steel reinterpretations of Walters Kahukura works and Martin Boyce in the way he uses a modernist icon - Jan Martel’s cubist concrete trees - as a key to activation. While the Parekowhai works spoke to the commodification of cultural symbols, Boyces works looks more at the commodification of modernist design.