The work has all coming together for Brendan's exhibition at Art By the Sea Following his very successful exhibition; "Navigating Everyday Spaces" he has carried on making these new pieces using brass and ceramics.
“The name of this exhibition was lifted from the title of one of my favourite books, “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry. In this book life hangs in the balance for 2 of the main characters as they live through a precarious existence. However all the way through the book lives a positivity and hope for the future.
In these works I have been playing with forms cantilevered on wire rods balancing from a single point on the wall. Each object and counter weight carry their own particular quality both physically and emotionally. The implication of many of these works circles around the topic of the way we live in our physical environment, and how we strive for a balance.
When you hang these pieces on their sculptured hooks you need to find the balance by moving the ceramic objects or sliding the brass sleeve to find the balancing point. I find this interaction with the pieces to be very satisfying.”
Click here to see some of the pieces in the show
If you would like to see a copy of the photo catalogue click here.
It’s been awhile since Brendan got out a kiln load out as he has been working on his sculptures for his exhibition at Art By the Sea. But now he’s all in throwing on the wheel so expect to see new items coming out soon. In the meanwhile there are some great piece in our Front Room Gallery now. If you see anything on our websiteyou would like to buy any send us an email so we can arrange payment and delivery (North Island $10 South Island $15) or pick up.