And Still Faster

And Still Faster

  • Artist

    Simon Denny

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    polystyrene sheet, blackboard paint, spraypaint, dressed pine and dowel

  • Size

    2440 x 2400 x 50 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    22 Aug 2007

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    The larger-than-life tap painted in the centre of this work has all the signs of hasty application. Rendered in spray paint on cheap trade-store polystyrene, then propped out from the wall, it looks casual. The above-human scale gives the work a drama that exceeds the ordinary nature of its image and forms.
    Like Simon Denny’s other early sculptural works, And Still Faster resists its supports – the wall and floor. It appears to lurch and teeter. The material capacity of objects is stretched, as if they are attempting something outside their capability.

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