Roughing Out  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney  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.

Roughing Out
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney
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.

  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

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  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.

  The Alchemic Cycle  2013, HD video, infinitely looped (stills).

The Alchemic Cycle 2013, HD video, infinitely looped (stills).

  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

  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

  Recycled Bags  2013, Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble, 110 x 110 x 100 cm each (detail).

Recycled Bags 2013, Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble, 110 x 110 x 100 cm each (detail).

  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

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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

  Roughing Out  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney  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.
  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).
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.
  The Alchemic Cycle  2013, HD video, infinitely looped (stills).
  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).
  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
  Recycled Bags  2013, Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble, 110 x 110 x 100 cm each (detail).
  Roughing Out,  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).
18 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

Roughing Out
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney
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.

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

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 Alchemic Cycle 2013, HD video, infinitely looped (stills).

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

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

Recycled Bags 2013, Wombeyan marble, nylon bag, rubble, 110 x 110 x 100 cm each (detail).

Roughing Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, 31 August - 13 October 2013 (installation view).

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

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