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Calling the Deep

July 28 - Aug 22, 2015

 
Calling the Deep
 
In Calling the Deep, Jo Langford stacks thin fragments of cast cement with precarious balance and great care. She builds up considered complex structures, little temples of thought. Some are suspended, their weight floating elegantly in space. Others stand on the floor. And then she takes our attention to what might be beneath.
 
Calling the Deep 1 & Calling the Deep (Diorama)   
Calling the Deep - detail

Bamboo skewers (of all things), painted in alternating bands of high vis orange and white, extend out from these structures and hang, sounding out what might be below. These are instruments of survey within this constructed terrain. They whisper of the colonial and the industrial. They listen for oil, water or in Christchurch’s case, geotechnical data – all the mysteries of the subterranean which are given wonderful license in this weird geology. Sculpture here is layered strata, shaped and formed as delicate poetry over time.
J.S.
 
Calling the Deep - detail
 
 

Selected works


Calling the Deep (Drawing 1)
Calling the Deep (Drawing 1)

 
Calling the Deep (Drawing 2)
Calling the Deep (Drawing 2)
 
 
Calling the Deep (Drawing 3)
Calling the Deep (Drawing 3)
 
 
Calling the Deep (Drawings 1, 2 & 3) - installation
Calling the Deep (Drawings 1,2 & 3) - installation
 

Calling the Deep (Diorama) - detail
Calling the Deep (Diorama) - detail
 

Calling the Deep - Jo Langford installing
Calling the Deep - Jo Langford installing
 

Details of works

Calling the Deep 1
cement & bamboo skewers    600 x 300 x 300mm    $2800   
 
Calling the Deep
cement & bamboo skewers    dimensions variable    poa

Calling the Deep (Drawings 1, 2 & 3)
cement & metal    420 x 550mm    $2100 each

Calling the Deep (Diorama) 
cement, silage wrap, wire & LED lights    400 x 470 x 420mm    $2400

All works are from 2015
Prices include GST