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Sally Smart

The Choreography of Cutting (Hair Movement), 2015

synthetic polymer paint on canvas with collage elements
122cm x 61cm
$ 15,000 Gallery price

Sally Smart’s work in The Choreography of Cutting differs from other manifestations of collage in twenty and twenty-first century art precisely because of movement. Her installations show a choreographic interest in dynamic space and group composition that emerges from her study of Rudolf Laban’s geometries and Martha Graham’s methods of dramatic assemblage, as well as her response to the disturbing qualities of a Pina Bausch scene. It is however through rhythm and the intensification of the corporeal in trace-forms, that Smart’s cutting becomes a gestural performance derived from action. The convergence between movement, gesture and modernity has a significant historical lineage in both art and social life that is pertinent to a better understanding of Smart’s collages.

Extract from text for The Choreography of Cutting, 2015, Purdy Hicks Gallery London.

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about Sally and her work here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

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ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Sally Smart

The Choreography of Cutting (Hair Movement), 2015

synthetic polymer paint on canvas with collage elements
122cm x 61cm
$ 15,000 Gallery price

Sally Smart’s work in The Choreography of Cutting differs from other manifestations of collage in twenty and twenty-first century art precisely because of movement. Her installations show a choreographic interest in dynamic space and group composition that emerges from her study of Rudolf Laban’s geometries and Martha Graham’s methods of dramatic assemblage, as well as her response to the disturbing qualities of a Pina Bausch scene. It is however through rhythm and the intensification of the corporeal in trace-forms, that Smart’s cutting becomes a gestural performance derived from action. The convergence between movement, gesture and modernity has a significant historical lineage in both art and social life that is pertinent to a better understanding of Smart’s collages.

Extract from text for The Choreography of Cutting, 2015, Purdy Hicks Gallery London.

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about Sally and her work here.