26 Apr – 16 May 2017
More than an exploration of holes
“I have a collection of small metal objects with holes, arranged in a line on my kitchen wall, gathered over many years. I have never tired of looking at them, I am fascinated by the permeable quality of these objects designed to contain but also not.
The jewellery works in this exhibition have a similar quality, space is described by an outline but it passes through the forms with ease.
A line has no substance until it contains space; this was always in my head when making.
I am perpetually arranging and rearranging the things I make in groups in my workspace. To ask which principles of organisation are used in articulating the collection is to begin to discern what the collection is about.
The way I understand an object changes depending on its companions. This visual dialogue between objects is a language I am always listening to, be it in a museum a gallery or in more personal spaces. The groupings presented in Inside Outside play with this language and present a collection of visual conversations”.
“To group objects in a series because they are the same is to simultaneously signify their difference”
Mary Curtis, 2017
Reference: Stewart, S. 2005. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. Duke University Press. USA.