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Spotlight: A Weekly Artwork Selection

Angela Bulloch – Pentagon Totem: Tree, 2020

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Angela Bulloch
Pentagon Totem: Tree, 2020
Corian, paint
150 x 50 x 30 cm
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Pentagon Totem: Tree is the latest development in Angela Bulloch's ongoing series of sculptures. The work consists of five assembled geometrical figures known as regular dodecahedrons (each figure is made of 12 pentagons).

Angela Bulloch's series of sculptures examines the connections formed by the convex geometrical shapes of their structure, together with their associations of colors and the gallery space. Made of painted Corian, the surface of the vertically assembled dodecahedrons creates an optical illusion of pushing and pulling planes. Conceived and designed within a digital imaging program, each superimposed module appears distinct while at the same time relating to the others.

By changing the appearance of the column in accordance with one’s point of view, Bulloch plays with our perception of sculpture while orchestrating our experience as gallery visitors. In order to envision the work in its entirety the viewer has to turn around it, which at times seems graphic—almost abstract—shifting between two and three dimensions. Here, the artist transfers major themes of Minimalism into the present, and more specifically the aesthetic exploration of objects’ influence on spatial perception.

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The work of Angela Bulloch (b. 1966, Rainy River, Canada) spans many media, manifesting her interest in systems, patterns and rules, as well as her preoccupation with the history of shapes and human interaction.<br><br>Recent solo exhibitions include: <b>Anima Vectorias</b>, MAAT, Lisbon (2019–20); <b>Angela Bulloch</b>, Omi International arts Center, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY (2017); <b>Considering Dynamics &amp; The Forms of Chaos,</b> Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah (2016); <b>Short Big Drama</b>, Witte De With, Rotterdam (2012); <b>Time &amp; Line</b>, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg (2011)<br>

The work of Angela Bulloch (b. 1966, Rainy River, Canada) spans many media, manifesting her interest in systems, patterns and rules, as well as her preoccupation with the history of shapes and human interaction.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Anima Vectorias, MAAT, Lisbon (2019–20); Angela Bulloch, Omi International arts Center, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY (2017); Considering Dynamics & The Forms of Chaos, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah (2016); Short Big Drama, Witte De With, Rotterdam (2012); Time & Line, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg (2011)


Photo © Andrea Rossetti

 

Reading Corner

Angela Bulloch<br>

Angela Bulloch

Euclid in Europe
2019
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Language: English

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Angela Bulloch, Maria Zerres<br>

Angela Bulloch, Maria Zerres

Considering Dynamics and the Forms of Chaos
2016
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Language: English

Available here

Angela Bulloch<br>

Angela Bulloch

Time & Line
2011
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Language: English/German

Available here

Angela Bulloch<br>

Angela Bulloch

Prime Numbers
2006
Publishers: The Power Plant and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Language: English

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