Interior Landscape series

Sight Slope

Interior Landscape series

These sculptures were a continuation of the Structured Dolmen series of exterior sight specific sculptures, but taken into the gallery.

Sight Slope

Sight Slope, which Cogswell exhibited in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s ‘Winnipeg Perspective Sites’ exhibition in 1980, was the first in this interior series. In place of the hillside , grass , concrete and steel materials of the exterior works, he used a wooden structure, grid work, architectural glass and light. The forms, components and visual language were consistent with the exterior explorations. The simple wedges of the hillside, the graphic divisions of the surfaces used as large multi media drawings, the cave like openings and the parallel beams were all elements that he had used for some time.

In the earlier, exterior, works such as Long Barrow 6 he had hoped to build structures suggestive of timeless references to sanctified spaces and no longer present cultures. Sight Slope takes those ideas into the Gallery by using the idea of a typical chapel that would have been built in the interior of a European cathedral.

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1980
wood, architectural glass, plasterboard, light

unit a: h. 9’, l. 42’ 6”, w. 28’
unit b: h. 8’ 6”, l. 28’, w. 25’

Exhibited:
‘The Winnipeg Perspectives 1980’.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba.