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17
Feb
11

Sculpture: ‘Before The After’ (2010) by Fredrick White

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Another beautiful new sculpture by my friend Fredrick White that will be appearing in the Montalto Sculpture Prize that opens this weekend at 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria and continues until 1st May, 2011. The work has great presence and continues the artist’s exploration into the matrix of what is seen and not seen, what lies above and below. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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Fredrick White
‘Before The After’
2010
steel
220 x 105 x 95cm

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Fredrick White Sculpture website

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25
Sep
10

New Fredrick White Sculpture website launched

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Finally I got my act together and made Fred a new website! Hopefully this will display his sculpture to better effect with larger images and a clean design. He has also created a new sculpture titled ‘Undergrowth’ (2010). Enjoy!

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Fredrick White Sculpture website

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Fredrick White
‘Undergrowth’
2010
60 x 50 x 50cm

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Fredrick White
‘Undergrowth’
2010
60 x 50 x 50cm

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29
Jul
10

Review: ‘Lifespan’ (2010) by Fredrick White

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This is sculptor Fredrick White’s second public commission in Queensland. The sculpture ‘Lifespan’ (2010) is located at Blackall in Western Queensland (see Google map). The work is 8 metres long. Blackall already contains public sculptures by William Eicholtz (‘Towners Call’ – Edgar Towner V.C. Memorial (2009)) and Robert Bridgewater (‘Wool, Water and Wood’ (2008)).

Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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Fredrick White
‘Lifespan’
2010

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Sculptor Fredrick White sitting in front of his sculpture ‘Lifespan’ (2010)

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“And do you know what “the world” is to me? Shall I show it to you in my mirror? This world: a monster of energy, without beginning, without end; a firm, iron magnitude of force that does not grow bigger or smaller, that does not expend itself but only transforms itself; as a whole, of unalterable size, a household without expenses or losses, but likewise without increase or income; enclosed by “nothingness” as by a boundary; not something blurry or wasted, not something endlessly extended, but set in a definite space as a definite force, and not a space that might be “empty” here or there, but rather a force throughout, as a play of forces and waves of forces, at the same time one and many, increasing here and at the same time decreasing there …”

Frederick Nietzsche, The Will to Power.

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Fredrick White’s sculpture has always been about flows and extrusions – the movement of energy both visible and invisible, above and below ground, inside and outside the body – an exploration of some giant vascular system of which we are all part. Sculptures sprout from manhole covers (‘Manwhole’ 1999), welling up from the hidden system of pipes and passageways that run under the earth; coffin-like boxes hover in suspended animation over the ground, anchored by pipes that disappear into the earth (‘Universal Attachment’ 2000); ectoplasmic, ethereal substances emit in ‘Time Being’ No’s 1, 2 and 3 (2002). In recent work ‘From Life To Life’ (2007), ‘Drawing Water’ (2010) and ‘Lifespan’ (2010) these connections are even more intimately linked to the life cycle and the essential place of water in the scheme of things:

“I am interested in the stuff that holds us together, the dominant paradigms of human life, our reliance on the Earth and each other. There is no separation between anything – birth/death, above/below, past/future – all are part of the life cycle of living things. The life cycle is the main motif of my practice and is a manifestation of my Piscean nature.”

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White’s hyper-textural work flows from one link to another, from one connection to another. His text is a body without organs, always moving between the visible and the invisible webs that connect us. As so a rhizome, so the work of White: there is no hierarchical trunk, no beginning and no end, for White’s work is multiple, lateral, circular.

Using the language of Deleuze and Guattari (‘A Thousand Plateaus’, 1980), White’s assemblages (for that is what they are), “are the processes by which various configurations of linked components function in an intersection with each other …” In these assemblages the process of territorialization intensifies and the assemblages, “can be thought of as constituted by an intensification of these processes around a particular site through a multiplicity of intersections of such territorializations.”1

In White’s assemblages there is no language of itself. The rhizomic nature of their being produces an unconscious connection to all things: his work fosters connections, offers multiple entryways, detaches and modifies new cultural forms. Above all White’s work offers a new map for us to cultivate the soil of living, the site of his intersections extruding form in a vibrant intensification of energy.

Marcus Bunyan for the Art Blart blog

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Fredrick White
‘Lifespan’
2010

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“Lifespan is made predominantly from recycled bore casing, a material chosen to suggest the language of plumbing as a conduit for dialogue on the theme of water.

The end sections of the work, like a hydro-electric scheme, rise from the ground and start crossing over. This form whilst inspired by the braided channels of Western Queensland is also about life in general; paths that converge or momentarily cross over, then towards the end of life, like the beginning, level out to a new time for experiencing.

The vertical pipes reference the artesian bore system that provides the main reliable source of water here. In this scenario, the top of the pipes are the surface of the Earth and the pipes bore into the ground to tap into the aquifers deep below in the Great Artesian Basin.

We are here because of the Earth and water is the primal substance that is the source of all life, in fact the artesian water of Australia is in places as old as humanity itself; the perfect symbol of the past, present and future.”

Fredrick White 2010

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Fredrick White
‘Lifespan’
2010

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Fredrick White
‘Lifespan’ (detail)
2010

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1. Wood, Aylish. “Fresh Kill: Information technologies as sites of resistance,” in Munt, Sally (ed.,). Technospaces: Inside the New Media. London: Continuum, 2001, p.166.

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24
Jun
10

Sculpture: ‘Drawing Water’ (2010) by Fredrick White

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My best friend, Australian sculpture Fredrick White, has been commissioned to create two public sculptures in Western Queensland. The first has been completed at Thargomindah (see Google map), a town located 1014 km west of Brisbane and was commissioned by artplusplace and Thargomindah Regional Council. In a small town of 250 people this is the town’s first public sculpture.

“The town’s one claim to fame is its artesian bore. The bore, which lies 2 km out of town on the Noccundra road, was drilled in 1891 and by 1893, having drilled to a depth of 795 metres, the water came to the surface. It was then that the town successfully attempted a unique experiment. The pressure of the bore water was used drive a generator which supplied the town’s electricity. Enthusiasts have described this as Australia’s first hydro-electricity scheme. The system operated until 1951. Today the bore still provides the town’s water supply. The water reaches the surface at 84°C.”

Text from the Sydney Morning Herald travel website

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The work ‘Drawing Water’ (2010) addresses the need for water in such an arid location and the numerous bores that are sunk around the town to draw water to the surface. The earth is reflected in the sky and the sky in the earth in the central polished stainless steel disks (as friend Perry observes, like a tunnel connecting earth and heaven). A forest of bore pipes surround the central platform. Of the work Fred says:

“Drawing Water speaks of our connection to the Earth, specifically the Great Artesian Basin and the bores that provide the only continuous source of water throughout much of inland Australia. The 52 galvanised poles symbolise not only our year round need for water but are also as a reminder of how extensively taped the artesian water is.”

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It is a wonderfully balanced and thoughtful work that has great presence and beauty.

The next commission is at Blackall in Western Queensland (see Google map). A drawing of the work ‘Lifespan’ (2010), which is 8 metres long, is at the bottom of the posting. Blackall already contains public sculptures by William Eicholtz (‘Towners Call’ – Edgar Towner V.C. Memorial (2009)) and Robert Bridgewater (‘Wool, Water and Wood’ (2008)).

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Fredrick White
‘Drawing Water’
2010

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Fredrick White
‘Drawing Water’
2010

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Fredrick White
‘Drawing Water’ (details)
2010

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Fredrick White
‘Lifespan’
2010
drawing for commission at Blackall, Queensland

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03
Feb
09

‘Fredrick White Sculpture’ new website launched

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of my best friend’s new website –  Fredrick White Sculpture at http://www.fredrickwhite.com. Finally he has his own .com!
I have completely redesigned and updated the website so that it includes all of his important sculptures from 1990 to the present.

Enjoy!

Marcus

 

Fredrick White Sculpture

 

Fredrick White. 'From Life To Life' 2007

 

Fredrick White
‘From Life To Life’
2007

 

Fredrick White. 'Each Other' 2001

 

Fredrick White
‘Each Other’
2001




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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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