Ambit / Alison Wilding

Alison Wilding, Ambit, 1994




A plexiglas cone taller than a person contains another cone, inverted, with a frosted finish which was achieved by rubbing it with pumice. It also contains a red plexiglass ball, which sits below floor level on a false floor. The installation takes advantage of natural light, as the elements look different from different positions. At times it seems that the red sphere has been cut off at floor level rather than dropped to a lowered platform. At other times a red glow hits the wall. The scale is important since this is the only element in a large gallery. The title word, "Ambit," means "an area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power."
About the Artist
Alison Wilding went to the Nottingham College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, as well as the Royla college of Art in London.  She was trained in Sculpture and was interested in certain things (i.e. questions, art mingling with bounadries and light)  and how they were concerned in the nature of art.
November 20, 1993 - June 26, 1994
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