Thursday, 19 July 2012

Gareth Lichty @ TH&B2

Gareth Lichty Hamper; Photo credit: Karen Thiessen, 2012
Continuing the gone but not forgotten theme, Gareth Lichty was another guest artist invited to exhibit in TH&B2 at 270 Sherman in Hamilton, Ontario. Like Janet Morton's emissions/omissions, Lichty's Hamper was another of my favourite pieces. Hamper enlivened the industrial space with its cheerful volume.
Gareth Lichty Hamper; Photo credit: Karen Thiessen, 2012
Get a load of the texture: I was seriously tempted to hop onto the surface and lay down on what I imagine would be a friendly bed of nails. 

The statement in the brochure states: "Gareth Lichty presents Hamper, an investigation into the constant renewal of industrial and commercial spaces. Hamper is made up of a single cylinder of a continually rolled safety orange-coloured construction fence. The sculpture, if unrolled flat, would cover the total surface area of a football field, but could also be used to create a fence 7 kilometres long..."

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