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Twisted

Steve Higgins: Asylum Infidorum
Steve Higgins: Asylum Infidorum

Steve Higgins. Asylum Infidorum 1998. Charcoal on paper, 8 x 10.5 feet.
26 Apr 2000 – 25 Jun 2000

Spiral and vortex structures allow artists to engage in what Robert Smithson called "a kind of jeopardized map making bringing chaos and order into close quarters." Twisted includes works by three Haligonians who deploy spirals from cosmological, mathematical and biological perspectives.

As a way of reflecting on adaptation and change, Gerard Choy makes stone sculpture that evokes the randomized spiralling of sea-shell fragments. The sculptor Steve Higgins generates a whirling, apocalyptic and purely optical "anarchitecture" in his large charcoal drawings. In contrast to Higgins’ visionary handling of the motif, the self-styled "classical machinist," John Macnab uses the spiral motion of a modified industrial lathe to inscribe "decaying mathematical functions onto spiralling surfaces." Several of his conical columns are hollow-coopered or hand-built, and have a distinctly erotic aura.

TwistedExhibition Catalogue

Opening
There was a joint opening reception for the exhibitions Twisted and taboos, titillations & thrills on Friday, 28 April.

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