A cast is a perfect negative, and positions itself in the world differently to the original object. The cast object retains the layers of process used within its formation. The shapes and traces of the very materials that gave it form linger within the cast object, haunting it. In the casting process, one surface presses up against another, impressing its texture and dimensions onto a malleable surface. Gravity and tension inform the object as the casting medium cures. The mould is a support for the material. The intimacy between form and material is an essential aspect of casting. The implications and potentialities inherent within these processes are of interest to each participating artist, who in their own way explore various facets of casting within their process-driven practices. This exhibition will present new work by Christopher Weir, Alex Ragg, Kari Lee McInneny-McRae, Ellen Sayers and Brigit Ryan.
Image: Ellen Sayers, 2018, Pantopicon Cast, Concrete, Cardboard and ratchet straps.