Roughing Out Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 31 August - 13 October 2013   ‘Roughing Out' was a break with carefully controlled carving to delve into the creative process and the medium. The series of works explored the raw material of marble itself, the act of carving as performance and its refuse. Elements of the process normally confined to the studio were brought into the gallery space. Likewise the waste and marks of process, usually hidden in the finished forms, took centre stage.  All photos by Mark Pokorny.    The Alchemic Cycle   2013 HD video, infinitely looped  Stills from video

Roughing Out
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
31 August - 13 October 2013

‘Roughing Out' was a break with carefully controlled carving to delve into the creative process and the medium. The series of works explored the raw material of marble itself, the act of carving as performance and its refuse. Elements of the process normally confined to the studio were brought into the gallery space. Likewise the waste and marks of process, usually hidden in the finished forms, took centre stage.

All photos by Mark Pokorny.

The Alchemic Cycle 2013
HD video, infinitely looped
Stills from video

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06 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
   Dust Hinterglasmalerei   2013  Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic  12 pieces, 56 x 56 cm each

Dust Hinterglasmalerei 2013
Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic
12 pieces, 56 x 56 cm each

   I Was Here   2013  Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic  56 x 56 cm (from  Dust Hinterglasmalerei)

I Was Here 2013
Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic
56 x 56 cm (from Dust Hinterglasmalerei)

   Half   2013  Statuario marble, 315 Duralex glasses and dust from the carving  Two pieces: 56 x 39 x 55 cm and 73 x 39 x 40cm

Half 2013
Statuario marble, 315 Duralex glasses and dust from the carving
Two pieces: 56 x 39 x 55 cm and 73 x 39 x 40cm

07 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
   The Recursive Time Machine   2013  Performance by the artist reproducing his right hand with an 'Alexander' pantograph machine  Digital resin prints and marble inside a plexiglass box 200 x 200 x 200 cm

The Recursive Time Machine 2013
Performance by the artist reproducing his right hand with an 'Alexander' pantograph machine
Digital resin prints and marble inside a plexiglass box
200 x 200 x 200 cm

   A Thousand Cuts   2013  Wood (studio tabletop of the artist 2001-2011)  60 x 100 cm.

A Thousand Cuts 2013
Wood (studio tabletop of the artist 2001-2011) 
60 x 100 cm.

   Half Full   2013  Statuario marble and duralex glass    Edition of 12, 12.5 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm each

Half Full 2013
Statuario marble and duralex glass 
Edition of 12, 12.5 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm each

   Recycled Bags   2013  Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble 110 x 110 x 100 cm each

Recycled Bags 2013
Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble
110 x 110 x 100 cm each

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   Glory Hole   2013 Wombeyan marble, core and dust from drilling, hardwood 110 x 120 x 50 cm

Glory Hole 2013
Wombeyan marble, core and dust from drilling, hardwood
110 x 120 x 50 cm

The Alchemic Cycle (2013)

HD video, infinitely looped. (Single loop duration 8'54") 

The Alchemic Cycle is a single channel infinitely looped video work. It shows the artist engaged in a Sisyphean act of breaking down a marble block, baking the powder in a kiln and slaking it in water to reform into a visually identical yet substantially changed block. It explores this perpetual process that has no beginning, middle or end.

  Roughing Out Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 31 August - 13 October 2013   ‘Roughing Out' was a break with carefully controlled carving to delve into the creative process and the medium. The series of works explored the raw material of marble itself, the act of carving as performance and its refuse. Elements of the process normally confined to the studio were brought into the gallery space. Likewise the waste and marks of process, usually hidden in the finished forms, took centre stage.  All photos by Mark Pokorny.    The Alchemic Cycle   2013 HD video, infinitely looped  Stills from video
04 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
17 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
06 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
   Dust Hinterglasmalerei   2013  Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic  12 pieces, 56 x 56 cm each
   I Was Here   2013  Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic  56 x 56 cm (from  Dust Hinterglasmalerei)
   Half   2013  Statuario marble, 315 Duralex glasses and dust from the carving  Two pieces: 56 x 39 x 55 cm and 73 x 39 x 40cm
07 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
   The Recursive Time Machine   2013  Performance by the artist reproducing his right hand with an 'Alexander' pantograph machine  Digital resin prints and marble inside a plexiglass box 200 x 200 x 200 cm
   A Thousand Cuts   2013  Wood (studio tabletop of the artist 2001-2011)  60 x 100 cm.
   Half Full   2013  Statuario marble and duralex glass    Edition of 12, 12.5 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm each
   Recycled Bags   2013  Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble 110 x 110 x 100 cm each
12 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_Recycled Bags.jpg
14 Alex Seton_Oct 2013_Roughing Out_installation_Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.jpg
   Glory Hole   2013 Wombeyan marble, core and dust from drilling, hardwood 110 x 120 x 50 cm
The Alchemic Cycle (2013)

Roughing Out
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
31 August - 13 October 2013

‘Roughing Out' was a break with carefully controlled carving to delve into the creative process and the medium. The series of works explored the raw material of marble itself, the act of carving as performance and its refuse. Elements of the process normally confined to the studio were brought into the gallery space. Likewise the waste and marks of process, usually hidden in the finished forms, took centre stage.

All photos by Mark Pokorny.

The Alchemic Cycle 2013
HD video, infinitely looped
Stills from video

Dust Hinterglasmalerei 2013
Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic
12 pieces, 56 x 56 cm each

I Was Here 2013
Reverse drawing in marble dust on acrylic
56 x 56 cm (from Dust Hinterglasmalerei)

Half 2013
Statuario marble, 315 Duralex glasses and dust from the carving
Two pieces: 56 x 39 x 55 cm and 73 x 39 x 40cm

The Recursive Time Machine 2013
Performance by the artist reproducing his right hand with an 'Alexander' pantograph machine
Digital resin prints and marble inside a plexiglass box
200 x 200 x 200 cm

A Thousand Cuts 2013
Wood (studio tabletop of the artist 2001-2011) 
60 x 100 cm.

Half Full 2013
Statuario marble and duralex glass 
Edition of 12, 12.5 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm each

Recycled Bags 2013
Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble
110 x 110 x 100 cm each

Glory Hole 2013
Wombeyan marble, core and dust from drilling, hardwood
110 x 120 x 50 cm

The Alchemic Cycle (2013)

HD video, infinitely looped. (Single loop duration 8'54") 

The Alchemic Cycle is a single channel infinitely looped video work. It shows the artist engaged in a Sisyphean act of breaking down a marble block, baking the powder in a kiln and slaking it in water to reform into a visually identical yet substantially changed block. It explores this perpetual process that has no beginning, middle or end.

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