After (Party)

After Party table top sculpture by Ever Grainger

After (Party)

Conservation grade silicone, 2022

52cm w x 30cm d x 3cm h

A table-top sculpture formed by drawing lines with silicone to interconnect a series of bottles and glasses of the type typically found at a party or exhibition opening.

The resultant underlying abstract composition mixes looped and strung out silicone line-work with pressed round ‘coasters’, where each glass or bottle’s weight presses the silicone out from around each circumference.

Inspired in part from attending crowded private views where wine glasses are inevitably placed perilously close to a sculpture or installation and an interest in the still life genre in art history.

After 2 months of curing, with the glasses and bottles removed, impressions are left of the undersides. The looping, coiling and bending silicone line-work an echo of the alcohol-tinted experience of the night. A drunk drawing.

This work is also made with the proposed intention of casting in traditionally patinated bronze, where the work would be a twist on the shallow bas-relief; perhaps wall hung (without bottles and glasses) presenting it as a contemporary ancient artefact.


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