Julia Dault

Untitled 19, 3:00pm - 8:30pm, February 4, 2012

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Untitled 19, 3:00pm - 8:30pm, February 4, 2012
Julia Dault
Untitled 19, 3:00pm - 8:30pm, February 4, 2012
2012
Plexiglas, Tambour, Everlast boxing wraps, string
Dimensions vary
As installed: 173 x 148 x 118 cm (68 1/8 x 58 1/4 x 46 1/2 in.)
Julia Dault’s taut and tense sculptures are ready to spring open from their trappings. Plexi materials strain at their containment, contorted and controlled by strings and boxing glove strapping, liable to run away at any moment. Dault’s sculptures insist on the hand, indeed the body, of the artist herself. Each is assembled individually and literally bent to the artist’s will – signs of the struggle are evident and in the marks and scratches on the materials’ surface. This specificity of time, space, and body is emphasized further through titles such as Untitled 21, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, June 10 ; thus marking each work with the exact date and time of their making (note that some are slower to make than others due to the length of time that the artist has wrestled with the materials) and revealing some of the inherent pragmatism of her practice – if an assistant is to help make the piece, their name is entered into the title of the work.

     
 


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