‘Season’, Stevenson Johannesburg, 2013

Comprising a series of sculptures, two-dimensional works and an installation, the exhibition explores my sensory engagement with natural phenomena – light, shadow, form and gravity, using my signature techniques of cut-out, geometric patterns, weaving and linocut, and revisiting familiar objects such as weathered stones and skateboard wheels.

The works are stripped back to few variables, allowing an in-depth exploration and the registering of small changes. From this address of the particular, the universal is inferred and in this process, I examine my experience as a human animal held by gravity to a large orb, suspended in a near-vacuum, warmed by a star.

You can view the catalogue online here, and you can read a review here.

 


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‘Season’, installation 2013


Paul Edmunds - Season (2 wheels)

Season 2013
Skateboard wheels, brass, cable

95 x 24.5 x16cm

Two carved skateboard wheels, connected by a cable, fix each other’s position and orientation.


MoonMoon 1997
Stone, PVC-insulated copper wire

9 x 13 x12.5cm


Sole, 2012

Sole 2012
Stone, PVC-insulated copper wire

12.5 x 14 x 16.8cm


Paul Edmunds- Season, 2012

Season 2012
Stone, PVC-insulated copper wire

14 x 15.5 x 13cm


Paul Edmunds - FlipFlip 2012
Stone, PVC-insulated copper wire

13 x 11.5 24cm


Paul Edmunds - OrbitOrbit 2012

Polypropylene mesh, cable ties, PVC-insulated copper wire, stone

Dimensions variable

Two objects – one large and porous, the other dense and impenetrable – pit their heft and volume against each other.

 

Orbit detailOrbit (detail) 2012


Paul Edmunds - Pole, Model, Season, Axis, SolePole, Model, Season, Axis, Sole 2013
Skateboard wheels, brass, plywood


 

Paul Edmunds Model (wheel)Model (wheel) 2013
Skateboard wheel, brass

4.5 x 6.6cm

A skateboard wheel incised with a knurl-like pattern.


 

Paul Edmunds - Pole

Pole 2013
Skateboard wheel, brass

6.7 x 4.8cm

A skateboard wheel incised with a knurl-like pattern.


AxisAxis 2013
Skateboard wheel, brass

4.6 x 7.5cm

A skateboard wheel incised with a knurl-like pattern


Paul Edmunds - Season (1 wheel)Season 2013
Skateboard wheel, brass

6.6 x 4.6cm

A skateboard wheel incised with a knurl-like pattern.


Paul Edmunds - ModelModel 2013
Polystyrene

153 x 435cm
Tiles, both digitally- and hand-cut, wrap around the walls of the gallery, exploring the play of light across their surface.


Shade 1

Shade 1 2012
Linocut

191 x 110cm
Misregistered, shifting latticework initiates a complex play of light and dark, surface and depth


Paul Edmunds - Shade 2

Shade 2 2013
Linocut

191 x 110cm
Misregistered, shifting latticework initiates a complex play of light and dark, surface and depth.


 

Paul Edmunds - Shift

Shift 2013
Pencil

178 x 199.5cm

Thousands of lines rest shadow-like on the wall.


 


surface

Surface 2013
Tyvek

177.5 x 101cm

Several layers of closely registered triangular cut-outs articulate a surface using tone and depth.

Surface-(dtl)

Surface (detail) 2013
Tyvek

Several layers of closely registered triangular cut-outs articulate a surface using tone and depth.


 

Photos by Anthea Pokroy and Mario Todeschini