Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Standing on it's own merit.....

When I started putting this post together it was going to be all about the QV1 building on the corner of Milligan St. and St. George's Terrace, but looking at the shots I took, I could see that that might have to wait for a while, because this sculpture by Charles Perry seems to dominate. Perhaps you've seen a C.O. Perry sculpture in your own city, he has works in USA, Japan, UK and many more cities (including Sydney), if you click here you will see a guide to his sculptures, this one in Perth is in the 'Planar' section and is called Conic Madrigal, but you might see and recognize one in your city that you hadn't noticed before. Charles Perry (1929 - 2011) believed that a sculpture 'must stand on it's own merit without need of explanation', I have a feeling that more than one person would have stood looking at this sculpture thinking 'what's THAT all about'! If you don't recognize his sculptures you might own, or know about his ergonomic chairs, the Perry, Uno or Virtuoso. Whatever you might think of his work, I believe this one here in Perth was not popular in the beginning, he had a brilliant mind and was a talented artist in many areas. I hope your week is off to a good start, stay safe.....


24 comments:

  1. I like this. Perhaps because I like red and Calder. None in France though, I'd never heard of him!

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  2. I think this is terrific -- and I love red, too! I'd never heard of him either, but I do like his work! Your photos are terrific, Grace! Thanks for sharing and for the information! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. I like it! I can see why the general public might take a while to warm up to it though.

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  4. It would take some pondering to figure out what it was, or why! But, I do like the color red...have a great day!

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  5. I love art in open space in general, I love red... The sculpture forms a good contrast to the skycraper.

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  6. A briliant splash of red ... I love it . Must check and see if we have any Charles Perry sculptures here in Adelaide.

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  7. Haven't heard of Charles Perry but this sculpture is very unique indeed

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  8. While it's certainly standing, whether it has merit I can't seem to decide. It certanly does dominate, that's a no-brainer! :)

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  9. I like this sculpture! Love the bright red. :)

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  10. Reminded me a bit of the form DNA has. Wonderful colour. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  11. I don't mind this one, probably because of that strong red colour. Think I'm getting more used to modern art/sculpture. I'm not overly impressed by the yellow think at the MLC Centre in Sydney.

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  12. I know of two around here, one in Hartford (http://hartforddailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/weekend-reflections-bushnell-park.html ) and another in West Hartford (http://hartforddailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/west-hartford-town-hall.html).

    I liked his work. This Perth sculpture is great.

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  13. love the way you have captured them all Grace!!

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  14. I didn´t know about his sculptures, but have heard of the chairs. It certainly is imposing, specially being in red.

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  15. je suis d'accord avec l'ami Bergson. Elle va avaler l'immeuble ;))

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  16. OMG I think Joanna Lumley left her hat behind.

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  17. Really strange and interesting sculpture. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I like a completely different kind of sculpture, but these things always look very good as urban furniture...

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  19. Very cool and eye-catching!

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