Collection

Untitled
Barnard McIntyre

1991

Barnard McIntyre
b.
1961
Title:
Untitled
Production date:
1991
Accession No:
91/13
Media:
wood & linoleum

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Purchased from the Monica Brewster Bequest with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand in 1991.

This polygonal sculpture is a three-dimensional reworking of the cross motif of Western religious symbolism. Highlighted in red, the repeating crosses break away into sweeping curves. Like a visual puzzle, the work encourages you to follow one surface to the point where it joins the next surface. To cover the surfaces, McIntyre uses contrasting linoleum in wood-grained and marbled patterns. His use of synthetic materials links him with other New Zealand sculptors such as Derek Cherrie, Judy Darragh and Michael Parekowhai. The use of repeating geometric forms also links McIntyre's sculpture to works such as 'Metaball' by James Angus.