3 October - 12 October 2014
We are pleased to present the latest series of bronze sculptures by David Brazier. Tacit
Agreements has emerged through Brazier’s close involvement with the bronze casting
process. They imply a form of tacit knowledge, an intimate relationship between materiality
and craftsmanship, a haptic skill honed over time. Rather than complying with the highly
traditional craft of bronze casting, Brazier’s interest lies in using his knowledge to challenge
processes, discover mistakes and push materials to a limit where aesthetic transformations
Tacit Agreements explores the relationship between bronze and wax within the lost-wax
casting process. The works create a double reading about the negation of the objects’
existence, both within the process of lost wax production and through the illusionary voids
created on their reflective convex surfaces.
The autonomous forms paradoxically encompass their heteronomous dimensions. While
viewing the works we only understand the shape of the objects by deciphering the reflections
of their surrounds. They become as much about their context as they are about themselves.
The viewer is no longer a passive spectator but an active participant within the work’s
creation. Their movement within the space and their proximity to the objects determine the
forms the works take.
Convex mirrors have been used throughout history ranging from the Chinese Magic Mirror
of the Han dynasty to the Claude Glass, a reflective device used by picturesque painters.
What we are reminded of while viewing Brazier’s reflective bronzes is that today our gaze
has become mediated more than ever before and the results are as seductive as they are
The works will be shown over two weekends or by appointment.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 – 5pm October 3rd, 4th and 5th and Friday, Saturday, Sunday
12 – 5pm October 10th, 11th, 12th
Please contact for details.