Inversion

1970

Taylor, Wendy
Wendy Taylor is best known for her public commissions, which are site-specific and interact with their surroundings. Through her pragmatic approach, she cultivates an element of mystery in her work, often presenting visual contradictions that create an element of illusion. Inversion is constructed from steel chains and a large, aluminium column, which appears to be in a precarious balance. It’s as though the piece has been upturned, the chains simultaneously supporting the aluminium element and tethering it as it floats. Here, Taylor challenges our expectations, making a cumbersome object defy gravity while exploring themes of equilibrium, materiality and fabrication.
  • Artwork Details: 89.2 x 275 x 95.3cm
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  • Material description: steel, lacquer and aluminium
  • Credit line: Wendy Taylor, Inversion, 1970. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: AC 1155

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