04.05.2016 – 21.05.2016
Some objective points about the work are that it’s a sculptural installation consisting of a set of 15 folding, non-functional stools. These stools have been hand bent, welded and assembled in a small batch. It is also, at least for me, a line drawing in mild steel and taught canvas. The curves and angles are pedantic and stem from an interest in proportions, weight distribution – or dry formal concerns.
I am consistently interested in the outlines and structure of furniture as well as industrial equipment. I want to make objects look impossibly light, preferring objects that tilt and balance on supports. In “Why do I only date Germans and /or Austrians?” the work has been developed according to the size of the backspace and consideration of the floor and character of TCB itself.
Bonita Bub is a Sydney-based sculptor who works across art and architecture. She completed a Master of Visual Arts at SCA in 2012 and has studied in the Heimo Zobernig Class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has exhibited widely across Sydney including solo exhibitions at Knulp, First Draft, The Commercial and more recently exhibiting in “Lean Cuisine” curated by Hanynn/az Armanious at Minerva. She has been a resident at Artspace and the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and Australia Council Artstart grant.
Image: Bonita Bub | “Study for Folding Chairs,” canvas and mild steel, 34 x 58 cm, 2016