Strain and Structure is a body of sculptural work that quietly demands a sense of inquiry and intimacy, aiming to evoke in the viewer the will to touch, get closer, go around and slow down.
The work revels in a haptic process of making that is led by a preoccupation with materials, in particular the excess and the bi-products of construction: cut offs, supports or general debris/found objects. These forms and structures intertwine flaws and features, blur material histories and create new relationships.
Crafted from the bi-products of industrial processes and re formed into beguiling new iterations that push at the boundaries of painting the work openly embraces the poetics of the provisional. Weight, tension, fragility, suspension and balance are all materially enacted and pushed to their limits in an installation that is paradoxically underpinned by a will to perfect, to render these waste materials new again by shifting our relationship to them. These forms and structures will teeter and push back at the viewer revealing details and surfaces only to those willing to spend time with the work.
OPENING | Thursday 9 March, 6-8pm