A Survey of Small Sculpture - Paul Selwood

Paul Selwood

A Survey of Small Sculpture

 

In a natural progression following his survey of large
sculpture at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2016,
Wollombi, Hunter Valley sculptor Paul Selwood brings
to Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre a survey of his
small sculpture. While it by no means covers all of the
themes he has worked on over a fifty-year practice, it
does bring together many of the key works from which
many variations evolved.

 

 There is nothing new in my work method, oxy and plasma
cutting, welding, and forging began with Picasso’s first welded
sculpture ‘Construction in Wire’ in 1928.

 

 From there a tradition developed. The main players were Julio
Gonzalez in Spain, David Smith in the United States and
Anthony Caro in England. This was the origin of the concept of

 

 

 

sculpture that is built in space rather than modelled. 
                                                               Paul Selwood

Most of the sculptures in this survey employ a cut and
fold technique in which a drawing on steel is cut through
the plate and the elements still attached to the plate are
then folded out of the plane into the third dimension.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening
night 6pm Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with 
refreshments courtesy of Small Forest, Hunter Belle
Cheese and Pukara Estate.

 

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Artwork: Paul Selwood, Just Sitting 2014, painted steel,
76 x 57 x 40cm. Photo: Stephen Oxenbury.