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Aeneas Wilder : Untitled #162

Sat 6 Oct – Sun 2 Dec 2012

This autumn, the Mead Gallery has been transformed through the intervention of artist Aeneas Wilder, who develops complex, extraordinarily beautiful structures in response to any environment in which he’s working.

Constructed only in wood using no fixings, joining or additional materials, Wilder relies upon balance, gravity, his own experience and an intuitive understanding of his chosen material in the creation of structures which alter the way we understand and navigate space; forcing us around their perimeters or inviting us within walls which offer shelter whilst simultaneously threatening to collapse upon us.

The exhibition will culminate in one powerful act of destruction as the artist kicks down the structure – reducing the artwork to the sum of its parts in order for it to be reconstructed in a different form at a later date.

To hear the Mead Gallery’s Assistant Curator, Fiona Venables, interview Aeneas Wilder about his most recent installation, go to the downloads to the right of the screen.