Siobhan Hapaska, ‘a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances’, 2014, Installation, Aluminium tubing, forged scaffold fittings, 2" military ratchet straps, artificial wolf fur, vibratory motor, electrical components, Olive tree, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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Siobhan Hapaska

a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances, 2014

Aluminium tubing, forged scaffold fittings, 2" military ratchet straps, artificial wolf fur, vibratory motor, electrical components, Olive tree
98 2/5 × 102 2/5 × 177 1/5 in
250 × 260 × 450 cm
£90,000
Location
Stockholm, Paris
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Siobhan Hapaska
Irish, b. 1963
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In Siobhan Hapaska’s sprawling mixed-media installations and discrete sculptural works, the artist presents a somber exploration of emotion that is undercut with a subtle sense of humor. Hapaska often combines natural materials, such as trees and skulls, with synthetic ones. Though her work elides representation and direct references, she incorporates concrete cultural symbols. In a 2011 installation, for example, she affixed nine charred tree stumps to metal supports so that they resembled the nine candles of a Hanukkah menorah. In all of her work, Hapaska is less interested in exploring cultural specificity than in the attendant emotional residue carried by the forms she adopts.

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Siobhan Hapaska, ‘a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances’, 2014, Installation, Aluminium tubing, forged scaffold fittings, 2" military ratchet straps, artificial wolf fur, vibratory motor, electrical components, Olive tree, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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Siobhan Hapaska
Irish, b. 1963
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In Siobhan Hapaska’s sprawling mixed-media installations and discrete sculptural works, the artist presents a somber exploration of emotion that is undercut with a subtle sense of humor. Hapaska often combines natural materials, such as trees and skulls, with synthetic ones. Though her work elides representation and direct references, she incorporates concrete cultural symbols. In a 2011 installation, for example, she affixed nine charred tree stumps to metal supports so that they resembled the nine candles of a Hanukkah menorah. In all of her work, Hapaska is less interested in exploring cultural specificity than in the attendant emotional residue carried by the forms she adopts.

Siobhan Hapaska

a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances, 2014

Aluminium tubing, forged scaffold fittings, 2" military ratchet straps, artificial wolf fur, vibratory motor, electrical components, Olive tree
98 2/5 × 102 2/5 × 177 1/5 in
250 × 260 × 450 cm
£90,000
Location
Stockholm, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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