Ray Haydon, Convolution IX, 2019, carbon fibre, timber veneer , 82 x 204 x 23cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.
Negative space is defined by the solid objects it surrounds. This is one of the physical aspects of Ray Haydon’s sculptural practice that really matters; he is actively “painting” the air with materials to fabricate constructions in space.
Crafted from carbon fibre and timber veneer, these works give form to graceful movement such as one might expect to see in the ribbon event from an Olympic rhythmic gymnast. The works’ open-ended and interweaving lengths vary in “knottedness” underscoring the expert understanding of materiality that Haydon employs.
Exhibition opens: 5–7pm, Tuesday 12 November 2019