James Capper HYDRA STEP AUSTRALIA SPRAY PRINT 4, 2016
- Digital Print and spray paint on paper
- 29.7 x 42cm
James Capper HYDRA STEP, 2015
About the exhibition
James Capper is a young British artist whose unique practice has won acclaim throughout the world. James is an ‘artist-engineer’. He makes industrial scale sculpture that wouldn't look out of place on a mining site and it has been captivating audiences, especially young poeple, all around the world. ‘Engineering Is Beautiful’ (working title) is Capper’s first gallery exhibition in Australia.
The show will present Capper as an artist with the mind and intentions of an engineer and highlight his beautifully idiosyncratic drawing practice, with a focus on his ‘Earth Marking’ division. This division of work is highly influenced by human interaction with the worlds of mining and earthmoving, yet taking an even more radical approach to engineering.
These works also embody human fascination with the walking machine, striking ground in a new and unchartered area of technology and engineering. Drawing is a crucial first step to Capper’s practice. It acts as a first-stop expressive tool for his imagination, capturing his early ideas and then evolving to act as ‘plans’ as they become realised in metal. We are very excited to bring one of the most promising talents in sculpture to Australia and showcase his work to regional audiences who might be familiar with seeing industrial imagery in their day to day lives but not in the context of a gallery.
We look forward to working with regional galleries.
Artists and Curator
- Edward Campbell
Available Dates and
- Available dates
- 01/10/2017 - 01/10/2018
- Exhibition size
- Under 50 sq or running metres
- Originating state
- Organised by
- Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
- Contact to discuss
- Web Site
- Other materials
- Please find the proposal with imagery here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QJZejcnpyHbzNiNXlpUERKSlU/view?usp=sharing
- Primary contact
- Edward Campbell
- 0488 455 846