Daniel Agdag - The Principles of Aerodynamics
7 James Street, Windsor. www.marsgallery.com.au. The Principles of Aerodynamics is a physical solution to the manifestation of a psychological problem. The pieces collectively form an ongoing pursuit of ‘escape’ through the metaphor of flight, where some may be successful and others may not. @AndyDinan #MARSGallery #DanielAgdag
Address: 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Date: 8-31 August 2014
Time: Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Call: 03 9521 7517
Artist Daniel Agdag will tell you that he makes things out of cardboard. He’s modest. This declaration in no way illuminates the delicate form and eccentric narrative of his work. His pieces are created entirely from the unassuming medium of cardboard and PVA glue. To say he pushes the medium to its limits is an understatement. A Melbourne based artist and filmmaker, Agdag has been toiling away in his tiny studio in Melbourne’s South Yarra creating intricate, alluring and often hypnotically complex sculptures.
Agdag is a creator of meticulously executed, industrial machinery of his own imagining. His work examines the often unheeded underlying mechanisms that provide function to the world as we know it. In many ways his creations are of symbolic self analysis, reconstructed and preserved under glass cloches, as if to be studied. Agdag describes his process as ‘sketching with cardboard’, as he makes no detailed plans or drawings of the pieces he creates. His work has been described as architectural in form, whimsical in nature and inconceivably intricate. Agdag will exhibit a large scale installation and 6 pieces under glass domes in the new, purpose-built [MARS] Gallery