Main Gallery > 3 May – 9 June 2019
Opening night | 6pm Friday 3 May 2019
These sculptures are inspired by geometric shapes, playing with form and perspective. Geometric rules calculate the volume of a cube by reference to the length of its straight edges. These cubes, without straight edges, appear to contain spheres. The shape of the space they occupy depends on the viewer’s perspective. Their negative spaces, when viewed from different perspectives, also reveal parts of the place in which they sit. Small parts of the view are framed to quietly bring attention to details that might otherwise be overlooked. It is a sculpture to look at, but also through – if you change your perspective.
About the artist >
Al Phemister works with industrial materials to create organic and natural forms. He imbues a sense of gentleness and movement into works to create a new object to challenge our perceptions. While he is inspired by the natural environment, he has a respect for method and order which can be encapsulated in mathematics found in the natural environment, a relationship he has recently begun to explore further. Phemister is a leading advocate for local and regional artists, supporting and promoting local art shows, festivals and curating a permanent exhibition showcasing regional artists.