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Hinged (Gray)

Oisín Gallagher

Reference

SAS0134_001

Year

2020

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 210
Length: 180
Depth: 1.5

Materials

Cut-and-snapped plasterboard with shims

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Exhibited at 'in situ', Broughton Place, 2020. Exhibited at the 195th RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, 2021. Awarded the RSA Meyer Oppenheim Prize. Documentation by Joseph Glover, 2020

Thematic/contextual information

Adaptations made from discarded materials gathered whilst working as a creative freelancer, allowing their size and history to determine the dimensions and patina of the sculptures. Plasterboard and shims are the basic materials for any home improvement job, though usually covered up and hidden once in place. Here they are celebrated for their functionality with the use of colourful shims that jar with the dry, fragile powderiness of the snapped plasterboard to support and level the structure.

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