At the 2012 Joburg Art Fair, STEVENSONpresented new work by Michael MacGarry as well as special projects by Paul Edmunds and featured artist Deborah Poynton.
Paul Edmunds’ ‘Moon’ comprises two works: one a large-scale linocut titled Eclipse, the other two sculpted objects positioned in relation to one another, titled Orbit. The latter consists of a large black polypropylene mesh spheroid (made from about 250 metres of mesh and 45 000 cable ties), and a smaller, similarly shaped sandstone rock covered in several kilometres of woven PVC-insulated wire. There is often a split in Edmunds’ work between field-like constructions or exercises, and discrete, sculptural objects. Here he explores the notion of ‘field’ as it manifests in ‘objects’ and the relationship between them. With Eclipse - a unique version in blue of his print Solid - two roughly drawn circles produce a complex hatching where they meet, suggesting that this phenomenon is more than the sum of its parts. The similar size of the discs references the grand coincidence that the size of the moon, and its exact position between the earth and sun, means that it obscures the sun perfectly during a solar eclipse.