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DANIEL AGDAG | McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards 2020

Congratulations to Daniel Agdag who was announced as a finalist of the McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards 2020 for his work ‘Primary, Secondary.’

‘Primary, Secondary’ is simultaneously a promise of something to come and the abandonment of same idea. The sculpture comprises two divergent forms: A timber clad mass that sits obliquely atop a monolithic brick form. Created from the medium of cardboard, it deliberately speaks of the discord between fragility and strength, opulence and commodity, expendable yet precious.

examines the often unheeded underlying mechanisms that provide function to the world as we know it. In many ways his creations are of symbolic self analysis, reconstructed and preserved under glass cloches, as if to be studied.

He describes his process as ‘sketching with cardboard’, as he makes no detailed plans or drawings of the pieces he creates. His work has been described as architectural in form, whimsical in nature and inconceivably intricate.

Daniel Agdag is a creator of meticulously executed, industrial machinery of his own imagining. His work examines the often unheeded underlying mechanisms that provide function to the world as we know it. In many ways his creations are of symbolic self analysis, reconstructed and preserved under glass cloches, as if to be studied.

He describes his process as ‘sketching with cardboard’, as he makes no de- tailed plans or drawings of the pieces he creates. His work has been described as architectural in form, whimsical in nature and inconceivably intricate.

The Small Sculpture Awards are an initiative of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery to support sculptors during the initial stages of the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts and culture sector.

For further information please visit the McClelland Gallery website