All These Mountains Will Melt at Dawn | Paul Kaptein (2021)
Oscillating between creation and destruction, emerging from and receding into space.
OPENING EVENT: 6pm - 8pm, Saturday 8 May 2021
WHEN: 1 May to 30 May 2021
WHERE: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle
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‘All These Mountains Will Melt At Dawn’ is a major sculptural commission consisting of ten life-size figurative works by Paul Kaptein for The Syndicate. Pushing the boundaries of figuration, these anatomical forms reveal themselves as fragmented, morphed, merged, remade and transformed. Oscillating between creation and destruction, emerging from and receding into space, these transitory figures are apprehended on the verge of collapse or reform.
This ambitious series presents a departure from Kaptein’s widely regarded works that are praised for their meticulous hand-carved skill. This new body of work challenges traditional casting processes to interrogate established systems and exploits a visible tension between form, space, temporalities and transient states.
This event is funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI) Culture and the Arts WA.