Jecza Gallery, Timisoara: The Obdurate Object and the Idiot Cousin

The Obdurate Object and the Idiot Cousin

Vlad Olariu & Tom Woolner

19 April – 15 May


Tom Woolner – A Comic Turn, 2013

OPENING NIGHT: Friday the 19th of April, at 7PM
curator Jane Neal

The Exhibition: The Obdurate Object and the Idiot Cousin brings together two young sculptors from England and Romania: Tom Woolner and Vlad Olariu. Both artists share two concerns: the problem inherent to sculpture of animating an inanimate object, and trying to impose the artist's will on something that is stubbornly three dimensional and therefore already a 'ready made' be it stone, wood or a man made material.  Whatever its nature, the object is essentially 'found' by the artist already imbued with its own character; hence the 'obdurate' object. The 'idiot cousin' is a playful reference to the humour that is present in both Woolner and Olariu's practices,  infusing the character of their practices in distinctly different ways.


Vlad Olariu – Pilot And Bombardier, 2013


Jecza Gallery,
Calea Martirilor 51/52-53,
300774 Timisoara,
Romania

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