Produced with support from Philadelphia Museum of Art & Grounds For Sculpture PMA Sculpture ; Artist/Maker Unknown Terrifying Attendant Spirits,ca. 10th Century Sand stone ; fragment from a relief sculpture,...
Produced with support from Philadelphia Museum of Art & Grounds For Sculpture
PMA Sculpture ; Artist/Maker Unknown Terrifying Attendant Spirits,ca. 10th Century Sand stone ; fragment from a relief sculpture, probably made in Madhya Pradesh,India. PMA purchased with the Stella Kamrisch fund,2000.
The moment of impact where creation meets destruction occurs throughout Tallur's body of work including in his large-scale sculpture . Fringe was commissioned for his exhibition and was inspired by a temple fragment from the South Asian collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Tallur was permitted to digitally scan this original sculpture and he used these digital files as the basis to create this new monumental work . Tallur sees this process as a direct conversation between him and the original artiest, a dialogue carried out not in verbal language but in a visual and material format. Fringe builds off of a garland of skulls and the attendant skeletal figures that were on the peripheral edges of a sculpture of the Hindu goddess Kali who embodies the duality of creation and destruction. Fearsome and renowned for her garland of skulls she is the great Creator -Destroyer, the embodiment of time . In Fringe, a labyrinthine helix of skulls erupts from this monumental like form ,the absolute void form which everything arises, the absolute fullness into which it returns, The visceral bone meal, crushed bone and charred bone the sculpture is made from secretes, dischargesand protrudes in a way that are mesmerizing, disturbing and terrifying. - Gary Garrido schneider
2019 'Interference Fringe' Curator; Gary Garrido Schneider, GFS, Hamilton, NJ, USA