Joe Sheehan

Dislocation

28 Nov - 22 Dec 2017

Joe Sheehan’s most recent body of work, Dislocation, includes a suite of three photographs and a series of cast ‘rocks’ alongside the carved stone sculptures for which he is best known.

Sheehan writes:
“I am constantly looking at the things around me …the new and the old and the things I have looked at a million times before and think I know … to see if there Is something else, to see if they have changed. Or maybe to try to see them as I did the first time, again.

I find myself always returning to objects that are ubiquitous and overlooked, that have a commonality bordering on invisibility; hyper-normal.

I’m curious about the way we live our lives in relation to the use of tools and objects. And I like to take things that are familiar and re-make them in stone which renders both the material and the form strange. The strangeness allows me to see things in a new way.

To create a dislocation is my goal. Subtle is good. Quiet is good. I don’t often make things up. I find things. I try to work with what’s there. Sometimes it’s a kind of collaboration with the material, sometimes it’s a dance and often it’s an argument. It is never easy and rarely is it simply a case of imposing an idea onto a substrate.”

Photograhy: Kallan MacLeod

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Joe Sheehan, Dislocation
2017


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Johl Dwyer, Dislocation
2017


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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World 2
2017
bronze
155mm H x 60mm W x 25mm D

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World 3
2017
copper
155mm H x 60mm W x 25mm D

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World 4
2017
white bronze
140mm H x 60mm W x 25mm D

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Joe Sheehan, Dislocation
2017


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Joe Sheehan, Dislocation
2017


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Joe Sheehan, Dislocation
2017


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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 1
2017
Coromandel basalt
245mm H x 187mm W x 10mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 2
2017
Coromandel Basalt
215mm H x 135mm W x 10mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 3
2017
Coromandel Basalt
195mm H x 132mm W x 5mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 4
2017
Coromandel Basalt
193mm H x 117mm W x 10mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 5
2017
Coromandel basalt
175mm H x 92mm W x 10mm D

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 6
2017
Coromandel Basalt
162mm H x 92mm W x 10mm D

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 7
2017
Coromandel Basalt
165mm H x 80mm W x 10mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 9
2017
Coromandel Basalt
139mm H x 69mm W x 5mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 10
2017
Coromandel Basalt
137mm H x 69mm W x 6mm D
Private Collection

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Joe Sheehan
Personal Space 11
2017
Coromandel Basalt
129mm L x 59mm W x 8mm H
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Deep Field 1
2017
archival pigment print on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper
415mm H x 295mm W
Edition: 3 + AP

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Joe Sheehan
Deep Field 3
2017
archival pigment print on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper
415mm H x 295mm W
Edition: 3 + AP

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Joe Sheehan
Deep Field 2
2017
archival pigment print on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper
415mm H x 295mm W
Edition: 3 + AP

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Joe Sheehan
River 1
2017
New Zealand Pounamu
Dimensions variable

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Joe Sheehan
River 2
2017
Russian Nephrite Jade
Dimensions variable

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Joe Sheehan
River 1
2017
New Zealand Pounamu
(Detail)

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Joe Sheehan
River 2
2017
Russian Nephrite Jade
(Detail)

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Joe Sheehan, Dislocation
2017


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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World (Fragments 1)
2017
pure gold, 9ct rose gold, 9ct yellow gold, pure silver, sterling silver, bronze, white bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World Fragments 2)
2017
18ct gold, pure silver, sterling silver, bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World (Fragments 3)
2017
pure gold, sterling silver, bronze, white bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World (Fragments 4)
2017
pure gold, 9ct rose gold, 9ct yellow gold, pure silver, sterling silver, bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World (Fragments 5)
2017
pure gold, 9ct rose gold, 9ct yellow gold, pure silver, sterling silver, white bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World (Fragments 6)
2017
18ct gold, 9ct gold, pure silver, sterling silver, bronze, copper
various dimensions

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Joe Sheehan
The Weight of the World Fragments 7)
2017
18ct gold, 9ct yellow gold, sterling silver, bronze, white bronze, copper
various dimensions