Of Mind and Gravity

Richard Killeen, Artist

This is one of the painting assemblages in our collection. It was made in Auckland Region, New Zealand in 1982.
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About the Work
This work was part of the exhibition "Artist's Project No.1: Richard Killeen: Chance and Inevitability" first exhibited at the Auckland City Art Gallery in August 1982, which was delivered as a performance where the audience where invited to hang the works in which ever way they wanted. Killeen was not interested in the composition but more about the idea of bringing elements together. A small accompanying catalogue was produced. It was also shown at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch 14 June 1983 - 22 July 1983.
Installed dimensions approx 2000 x 3500mm
alkyd on aluminium shapes
Wall-hung work comprising of 15 shapes cut from aluminium and painted in bold mostly primary colours. The shapes can be hung in any arrangement on the wall. The shapes include a horse, pukeko, hand, camel, fish, bolt, as well as other less easy-to-define shapes.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Purchased, 1983.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1983



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