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The larger-than-life tap painted in the centre of this work has all the signs of hasty application. Rendered in spray paint on cheap trade-store polystyrene, then propped out from the wall, it looks casual. The above-human scale gives the work a drama that exceeds the ordinary nature of its image and forms.
Like Simon Denny’s other early sculptural works, And Still Faster resists its supports – the wall and floor. It appears to lurch and teeter. The material capacity of objects is stretched, as if they are attempting something outside their capability.
- And Still Faster
- Production date
- polystyrene sheet, blackboard paint, spraypaint, dressed pine and dowel
- 2440 x 2400 x 50 mm
- Credit line
- Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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