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Art Gallery of Hamilton

Exhibition Detail
The Searchers
Curated by: Melissa Bennett
123 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
Canada


August 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
 
The Searchers  , The Searchers ,
2010, polymerized gypsum, wire mesh and enamel , Five figures approximately 76.2 x 76.2 x 152.4 cm
© Courtesy of the artists and the Art Gallery of Hamilton
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The Searchers is a startling new installation in the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Sculpture Atrium. Perched upon a high ledge, these five contemporary sculptures modeled after everyday youths look down upon visitors, activating the relationship between object and viewer. Referencing street culture, film, architecture and the occupation of public space, the figures have an enigmatic presence. The works take their title from John Ford’s classic western film wherein male figures are often juxtaposed against an expansive sky. In contrast, these sculptures are seated, decidedly loitering and assessing the scene at once.

Rhonda Weppler (born in Winnipeg) and Trevor Mahovsky (born in Calgary) are collaborative artists based in San Francisco and Vancouver.


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