Tim Woodward Plus solidsOpening: Wednesday 15 March, 6-8pm Dates: 15 March – 8 April 2017
A good analogy doesn’t need to be concrete, it only needs to be expressed in terms of an idea you already know deeply. Like the idea of deep cement poured on a hot day, hosed as it cures to prevent cracking.
In metallurgy hardness is defined as the ability of a material to resist plastic deformation or indentation. Like metals, the hardness of an idea is important to measure, so as to choose whose hands, and how rough to handle. Sometimes soft ideas need rough hands. Some hard ideas are better left untouched. The opposite may be true, you need to measure.
Plus solids is an exhibition of sculpture, where solids are to sculpture what milk-solids are to milk. Some sculptures sit pressed and numbered, anchored to the world of objects. Others exist as a suggestion of something imminent, resting in wild flax grass, or propped in the backseat of a taxi in traffic. In this exhibition the visible sculpture coalesces with the invisible, and like a small insect colliding into a flinching eyeball (observed in profile and mistaken for a wink) the disparity between what is seen and unseen is the structure of the exchange.
Tim Woodward lives and works in Melbourne. Exhibitions include solo projects at Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney), MES 56 (Yogyakarta), Adult Contemporary (Perth), TCB art inc (Melbourne), Boxcopy (Brisbane), and West Space (Melbourne). He has received grants and awards, including the Sainsbury Sculpture Grant (2015), Studio in Paris Scholarship awarded by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2014), Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award (2012) and The Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship awarded by The Queensland Art Gallery (2011).
Tim Woodward is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Photography below by Christo Crocker.