Write-ups and Critiques

Reproduction of news paper artical

A sculptor under wraps

The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 August 1988

Across town, Adrian Mauriks, a fellow Mildura Sculpture Triennial participant, is also showing recent work (Irving Sculpture Gallery, 144A St Johns Road, Glebe, until tomorrow).

This is an exhibition designed for those in the mood for some totem madness. Using the raw materials of cypress pine, elm wood, blackwood and oak, Mauriks has carved 11 commanding sculptures which sometimes look like jagged jigsaw puzzles, as in Survivors 1, and sometimes like oriental gateways, as in Cross Totem.

Overall, these are skilfully hacked, scooped and painted sculptures and a room full of Mauriks's sedate works made me feel I was lost in a forest of imposing religious shrines.

Bronwyn Watson, 1988