There is rhythm without logic achieved in the seemingly random placement of curved metal objects that make up Jim Croke’s ‘Graveyard Shift’. It is difficult to concentrate on one part of this work, as the scribble of materials sends the eye in all directions. Even the rectangle that frames the tubular shapes can’t contain them, as they burst out and over the edges. This lively piece is full of movement and activity, defying the weighty quality of its steel medium. By allowing the surface behind it to peep through, this wall-mounted sculpture utilizes the palette of the wall behind it, reveals its depth and creates shadows that further animate this work.
Jim Croke, ‘Graveyard Shift’ 2011, steel, 14 x 51 x 5cm