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Phillip King, Colour on Fire, 2017, waterbased polyurethane paint on polyurethane, polycarbonate sheet, 7' 6 1/2“ x 15' 11” x 4' 11". Photo: Luke A. Walker.

Phillip King

Thomas Dane Gallery

Phillip King, Colour on Fire, 2017, waterbased polyurethane paint on polyurethane, polycarbonate sheet, 7' 6 1/2“ x 15' 11” x 4' 11". Photo: Luke A. Walker.

This two-part exhibition took place in both of Thomas Dane Gallery’s spaces: In one presentation, titled “Colour on Fire,” Phillip King showed two new polychrome sculptures; in the other, titled “Ceramics 1995–2017,” he displayed thirteen large clay objects. Together, the works showed him continuing to expand the notion of sculpture-in-the-round by exploring materials and inventing forms. Colour on Fire, 2017, is a freestanding, four-part work constructed from painted sheets of polyurethane foam. Two rectilinear elements—in pink and green, respectively, both riddled with cylindrical holes with purple interiors—touch two squat black blocks. The green shape appears to be folded over the black mass, while the pink one stands diagonally upright as if rising from the earth and leaning against a black base. The dark shapes serve as punctuations for the color, a dynamic pink

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