Notwithstanding Then, Anne Mestitz

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Notwithstanding Then


H1800 x W300 x D300mm

Artist Statement: Notwithstanding Then

Notwithstanding Then stands as a figure alone in a selected space within the gallery and occupies its given space as a figure-in-waiting to be perceived. The finished work is a MDF painted column in the act of opening out, measuring H1800mm x 300mm x 300mm. It is in the act of opening out that the column becomes a different form and object. This different object represents a tipping-back of the original form: a closed, solid box which has been rendered open and forced to support itself on the extended bottom flap. It is a reductive object that has an inside space and an outside space. The inside space is painted a flat, dark blue-green which has a low, resonant drone. The outside surface is a clear, bright yellow-orange. This outside colour activates the work as an object and pervades beyond its external face in order to become part of the space occupied by the perceiver. As a work of Reductive Abstraction, it has a figurative verticality of uncertain standing.