Abstract Critical

Garth Evans: Evolving Constructions

The above film, with apologies for the as yet unformed TV presenter skills, contains, I hope, some useful insights into Garth Evans’ career. I am particularly struck by Garth’s desire, expressed toward the end of the second part, that his work should not offer itself as an object and his description of pulling back from the complete dematerialization that this course of action suggested.

Sam Cornish, April 2012

 

Captions: Part One

1.05 untitled construction, c. 1959 / 60, painted hardboard, H 49 cm
1.16 untitled construction, c. 1960, painted wood, H 58 cm
2.44 untitled construction, 1959 / 60, painted hardboard, H 51 cm
3.36 untitled model for a multiple, 1960-61, painted wood and plywood, H 61 cm
3.49 untitled model (for Maid of Honour?), 1961, painted balsawood, H 63 cm
4.20 untitled construction, 1960 painted wood, H 63 cm
5.25 Lilac Relief, 1963, 114 x 122 cm
5.34 Pink Relief, 1963, 117 x 125 cm
8.01 Spring, 1972, painted steel, H 84 cm
8.17 Untitled no.38, 1968, fibreglass, 4 units each 180 x 50 x 50 cm
8.53 Breakdown, 1972, steel, 750 x 800 cm
10.10 12 Cones (White), 1968, fibreglass, H 100 cm
10.18  8 Cones Grey, 1968 – 1969, 221 x 221 cm
15.15 Babar, 1965, fibreglass, L 584 cm

Part Two

2.11 Woodcut, 1977, wood, adhesive, 259 x 267 cm
2.36 Sheffield, 1977, 2 x 244 x 274 cm, Tate
2.47 St Mary’s No. 1, 1978, welded polythene sheet, 5 x 307 x 315 cm, Arts Council
4.26 Spiral, 1978-79, plywood  13 x 244 x 244 cm
12.00 Without A Name, 1977, 16 x 216 x 216 cm
12.10 Untitled No. 3, 1975, 25 x 305 x 305 cm, Tate
12.20 Convoy, 1979, 20 x 168 x 168 cm, Tate
12.40 untitled (work for the City Sculpture Project, Cardiff), 1972, L 1200 cm
16.56 Frill, 1970, painted steel, 135 x 76 x 132 cm
17.14 Untitled no. 50, 1970, 175 x 226 x 169 cm, National Museum of Modern Art, Brazil
17.45 Wedge, 1977-78, wood, 91 x 209 x 41 cm
17.50 Wedge No.2, 1979, wood,112 x 140 x 23 cm, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
19.57 Canal No. 35, 1983, 36 x 28 x 23 cm
21.11 Canal No. 62, 1984
21. 21 Phoenix No. 20, 1980, plywood, 79 x 25 x 19 cm
21.56 Boxed Ear, 1989, resin fiberglass and paint over cardboard, 51 x 53 x 15 cm
23.35 Caress, 1995-2002, wire mesh, glassfibre, epoxy resin, 132 x 193 x 104 cm

  1. d.mcardle said…

    ha ha well I know ‘how it came to be like this ‘ ! others too !! Give it up G.