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
"Richard’s work is immediately recognisable and his early work was among the contemporary works I was selecting for a touring Modern Masters collection. The variety of shapes are individually very interesting and when combined make for fascinating viewing."
Donald Trott, Executive Chairman of the NZ Opera School, for the Dec 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Measurements
Installed dimensions approx 2000 x 3500mm
Media
painted and cut aluminium shapes
Description
Wall piece comprising 15 cut-out aluminium pieces. This work was hung as part of the exhibition "Chance and inevitability" first exhibited at the Auckland Art Gallery in 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.
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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Accession Number:
1983/30/2A-O

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