Natalie Guy’s practice is concerned with design and function, currently around pseudo-modernist design and artistic creative function while continuing to explore the inherent relationships between objects and the formal interplays between objects in space. Objects are reworked and reconfigured with the intention of creating a mix of the familiar and the ambiguous, quietly leveraging a whimsical mid-century aesthetic.
Works cross various media from bronze to glass and wood referencing great European and American artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Isamu Noguchi amongst others. Traces of domestic objects, re-configured and re-cast, carry a nostalgia for the warm and familiar and yet these sculptures are constantly bio-morphing away from their reference points towards a modest, more contemporary symbolism. This deliberately prods at new modes of interpretation – and questioning – for domestic objects based on transmuted modernist origin
AWARDS: Merit Award ‐ National Contemporary Art Award, New Zealand 2014, Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, Australia, 2014
COLLECTIONS: Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand; The Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand; Woollahra Council, Sydney, Australia
Natalie Guy’s project for Sculpture on the Gulf is supported by Metalier Coatings