Artist Statement

Andrea Gregson’s research is an ongoing inquiry into obsolescence, materiality, value and site using making as a ‘knowledge generating process’ and an approach to ‘thinking and invention’. Her recent research projects include After (Life of ) Objects, Seeing Through the Ground and Casting Space: Sculpture from the Anthropocene, developed from of a long-term interest in site, materiality, objects in series and taxonomies of display. The work explores sculptures ability to fold time and space into an object, the intertwining of its story, the manufacturing process and the investment of the artists’ labour. Some of the bronze works are cast from waste packaging, have an inside space and can be viewed through portals on the outside surface. The works focus is on sculptures’ potential to transform and collapse matter and the casting process used to mimic forces of nature, with its potential to quickly and radically transform materials.  The work creates a new geology out of the leftovers from a person’s movement through time, merging forms from mass production and structures in nature.

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