Dimensions:21 x 26 cm
Credit:Presented by the Contemporary Art Society through the Omega Fund, 2021/22
Ownership history:Purchased from the artist by the Contemporary Art Society, 2022; presented to Huddersfield Art Gallery (Kirklees Museums and Galleries), 2021/22
Two Cubes is part of a series called Units of Time, which seeks to visualise and give time material form, translating the intangible into the tactile. The objects orbit each other, describing the individual expression of McVetis’s time. The work consists of two cubes that have been intricately embroidered to give the impression of a circle.
On one cube, it is the circle which holds the stitches; on the other, the stitches are everywhere except in the central circle. Permutations is a mediation on McVetis’s cubed works. Here, twelve objects have been rearranged and reconstructed to form a new entity. What was once cubes has been laid flat. This reworking of the cubes could mean that this piece, rather than measuring time, is more akin to reflecting on old memories, or perhaps trying to see the same situation from a different perspective.
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