Untitled No. 1

1974

Evans, Garth
Untitled No.1 followed a series of laminated plywood pieces that the artist called 'Frames'. The 'Frames' were made on his return to the UK following his first visit to the USA, where they had been conceived on paper. The 'Frames' gave the artist a new way to remake a basic grid as in his previous work 'Breakdown', a large floor piece made from steel. 'Breakdown' was a result of a number of considerations, the most important being that the artist wanted to make a sculpture that did not offer itself to the viewer as an 'object' or a 'thing'. He believes this is related to the sculptures’ descent from the pedestal into the world and that there were already enough "things in the world".
  • Artwork Details: 20.3 x 243.8 x 243.8cm
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  • Material description: plywood
  • Credit line: © the artist. Gift of the artist
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  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC20/2007

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