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Nina Canell

Canell's art practice considers the material process playing with the idea of chance, whereby material forms and immaterial forces are placed in proximity, facilitating the emergence of dynamic relations and sculpture as an agency to take form. She thinks beyond the tangibility of sculpture, thinking about how sculptures can be hosts acting as an external event while also having them grounded as objects. I am looking at Canell's work due to the ones she leaves in the state of flux. 

Gum Shelf

Gum Shelf, 2017, mastic gum and steel

Canell puts blocks of gum on shelves where the substance can protrude beyond the edge of the shelves, slowly stretching the gum until the pieces fall to the floor. The viewers will experience the static work unless they return and see what has changed. Gravity is responsible for the change in the object's shape.

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