Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Acquired from the above in 2003
'Gwyn Hanssen Pigott', Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, 25 November - 19 December 2003
'Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Caravan', Tate St Ives, UK, 21 May - 26 September 2004; Farnham Craft Study Centre, UK, 5 October - 17 December 2004; Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales, 7 January - 6 February 2005
Emmanuel Cooper, 'Gwyn Hanssen Pigott - Caravan - A Parade of beakers, bottles, bowls, jugs and cups', Tate Trustees, UK, 2004, illus. p.6
Precisely balanced in a serene composition: two cups, one bowl, two bottles and five beakers sit together in quiet contemplation on a shelf in Gwyn Hanssen Pigott's 'Pause' (2003). The careful placement of each of the objects in relation to one another, defies the apparent functionality of the items, imbuing them with a metaphysical potential that transcends the ordinary. Together, the objects evoke a powerful sense of social relations, travel and movement as the elegant porcelain pots, cups and bottles stand in for human forms seen to be standing, sitting and squatting. Pigott's 'Pause is also an expression of time, expressed through intervals, repetition and variation.
Courtesy of the artist and Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney