‘ECG arch’ was exhibited in Gary Deirmendjian’s solo show ‘a prevailing sense of disquiet’ in November 2018. Deirmendjian often finds unorthodox and quietly moving ways to embody the human experience, in this instance translating a heartbeat from an ECG scan into a sculpture. The single cycle from the ECG read out has been repeatedly traced through the styrofoam structure using a computer-controlled hot wire. Deirmendjian says, “while our fingerprints can last us the extent of our lives and longer, the notion of the heartbeat is a very transient proposition.”
Gary Deirmendjian has exhibited extensively across Australia and has received notable awards and commissions for both private and public artworks across the world. He has been invited to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Contour 556 and on the Wynscreen at Wynyard Station on numerous occasions. Deirmendjian has also been asked to judge public art awards himself, most recently the FIVEX Art Prize.