Resign

David Murray, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2006.
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About the Work
"The colour and the softness of this piece are really calming to look at…such a beautiful deep blue. I love hard things that have a softness, and this piece does that so wonderfully. Jelly-like but also heroic."
- Jess Murphy, 'My Choice' exhibition series, June 2022

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, 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 that is free-standing 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

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