Conny Dietzschold Gallery

BRADDON SNAPE

THE [IN]VISIBLE VOID + MATERIALITY PERFORMED

EXHIBITION DATES:  31 OCTOBER - 30 NOVEMBER 2017

ARTIST TALK + PERFORMANCE: FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER, 6 - 8 PM 
FINISSAGE + Book Launch Elizabeth Day:  THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 6 - 8 PM


Braddon Snape, will introduce the concept of his work and perform inflating a sculpture.

Snape produces sculptures that are made by inflating steel. He cuts shapes from thin sheets of cold rolled steel, then cuts ... two identical steel profiles which are then fully TIG welded together, fusing the two edges. An air hose is then connected to the inlet valve, air is carefully pushed into the steel, which expands or inflates the flat form into three-dimensions. The form is inflated slowly at incremental steps. Sometimes Snape stops during the inflation and manipulates the steel to initiate creasing in certain places.

This is an utterly extraordinary process to watch, so please join us on this special occasion, where the artist brings 'the studio' to the gallery.


From left to right: Performed Materiality / The Lockup, 2015, Welded, inflated stainless steel, hose, air valve, 240 x 150 x 60 cm  |  Performed Two Chamber Plop, 2016, Welded, inflated, powder coated steel,  81 x 66 x 60 cm  |  Selfie Cloud, 2017, Welded, inflated, mirror polished 316 stainless steel, 140 x 75 x 25 cm

From left to right: Performed Materiality / The Lockup, 2015, Welded, inflated stainless steel, hose, air valve, 240 x 150 x 60 cm | Performed Two Chamber Plop, 2016, Welded, inflated, powder coated steel, 81 x 66 x 60 cm | Selfie Cloud, 2017, Welded, inflated, mirror polished 316 stainless steel, 140 x 75 x 25 cm


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