Exhibitions

Unfolding Space: 1,2 & 3.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Made in Cork Contemporary
23 November 2018–
17 February 2019

I was invited to create new work for this exhibition by Curator Anne Boddaert. Unfolding Space is a development of ideas that takes inspiration from rigid origami unfolding surfaces that are currently being used to research areas as diverse as micro medical devices, robotics and spiral galaxy formation. This is a durational work with new works being added to the space over the duration of the exhibition.

Alex Pentek. Unfolding Space # 1 . 2018. No. 3 X 8 X 1.5 m folded cartridge paper. Earth Wind & Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary. Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland.                            (Image Michael MacSweeney)

Unfolding Space #2 & 1 (left to right. Images Alex Pentek).

Unfolding Space #2.

Unfolding Space #2

 

Unfolding Space # 2 (detail).

Unfolding Space #3 (right).

Unfolding Space #3 (left)

The two smaller works are from identically folded and sized sheets of paper, with an emphasis on folding the poles to create the spherical form of Unfolding Space #2 and an emphasis on folding the equator to create the reversed sphere form in Unfolding Space #3. Though each one of this pair appears to be different, made from identical components they each contain all the information of the other opposite work, suggesting connections between the hidden and the obvious or an implicate and explicate order.

 

With support from Arup

© 2018 www.crawfordartgallery.ie

 

Folded Space: RHA 2018

Curator Victoria Evans invited me to create and exhibit a new paper installation for the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland which opened on 19th January 2018. This ran until April 2018, alongside gallery exhibitions by Grayson Perry, Elizabeth Magill, Niall de Buitléar and a selection of Irish/American landscapes.

Irish film maker Paddy Cahill created the following short film of the work which can be seen on the following link; Folded Space RHA 2018

I look forward to hopefully collaborating with Paddy later this year…

Alex Pentek. Folded Space. 2018.Folded paper 9 x 1.5 m. RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland. (Image Victoria Evans).

Alex Pentek. Folded Space. (Detail). 2018.Folded paper 9 x 1.5 m. RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland. (Image Victoria Evans).

A short film clip of this sculpture created by Paddy Cahill can be seen on the link below:

https://vimeo.com/274713030

The following is a selection of works exhibited in Ireland and Australia.

 

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Alex Pentek. The Intimacy of Distance. 2011.  Folded Paper 10 x 1.5 m. Gravity, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland. (image Daragh McGrath).

15 ALEX PENTEKThe Intimacy of Distance. (Detail).

13 ALEX PENTEK‘Otherness’. (single folded sheet of paper). 2007. Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

12 ALEX PENTEK                    Otherness. folded paper. 2007. (images Craig Opie).

Alex Pentek origmi installation Tasmania Otherness detailOtherness (Detail). 2007. image Craig Opie.

Stellated Dodecahedron

Alex Pentek. Stellated dodecahedron. 2014 ( single folded paper sheet). 16x16x16cm. Rudolf Heltzel Design, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

 

Klein Surface 2

Alex Pentek. Klein Surface. 2014. (single folded paper sheet). 30x25x20cm. Rudolf Heltzel Design, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

 

Water Bomb Vessel

Alex Pentek. Water Bomb Vessel. 2014. (single folded paper sheet). 30x20x20cm. Rudolf Heltzel Design, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

 

Stellated Icosahedron

Alex Pentek. Stellated Icosahedron. 2014. (single folded paper sheet). 16x16x16cm. Rudolf Heltzel Design, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

(A diagram of the crease pattern & instructions for this sculpture can be found under the Studio heading).

 

Spheroid

Alex Pentek. Spheroid. 2014. (single folded paper sheet). 16x16x16cm. Rudolf Heltzel Design, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

 

photo 2 - Copy

column_web - Copy

Alex Pentek. Transcending Column (Detail). 2014. Single folded sheet of paper. H. 4m. MART Gallery, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland.

 

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Cellular Automata. 2005. (Folded from single paper sheet). C2, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland. (Image Stuart Coughlan).

 

Alex Pentek - Cellular Automata - Copy

Alex Pentek – Cellular Automata.  2005. (Image Stuart Coughlan).