Resign

David Murray, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2006.
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About the Work
A fine piece of blue glass, Resign is central to Murray’s main body of work. This piece demonstrates the artist’s strong interest in solid glass structures and is a move away from previous works which display a sharp and threatening edge. Modelled by the play of light, Untitled will be seen, by turns, as being both monumental and ethereal and in that way is clever not only in its construction and theory, but this also means it will present itself in a different manner every time it is exhibited.

"David Murray’s work is an exploration of the boundaries of cast glass. The work itself is an illustration of the artist’s technical mastery of the medium and also shows the extent to which he has applied this ability, in order to create a striking piece of art glass. Technique and creativity are not always compatible in the difficult process of glass making, but Murray has honed his craft such that his intent and ability are not at odds

Resign is central to Murray’s main body of work. This piece demonstrates the artist’s strong interest in solid glass structures and is a move away from previous works which display a sharp and threatening edge. Modelled by the play of light, Resign will be seen, by turns, as being both monumental and ethereal and in that way is clever not only in its construction and theory, but this also means it will present itself in a different manner every time it is exhibited".

Senior Curator Greg Anderson, Sarjeant Gallery exhibition 90 years 90 works, 2009
Measurements
495 x 270 x 160 mm
Media
Cast glass
Description
A tall column-like slab of deep blue glass with a soft almost folding top corner.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Donated by Mary-Ann Dickie in partnership with the Sarjeant Gallery Trust Board, 2008.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Dec 2008

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Accession Number:
2008/10/1