'Out of the Corner'
In May 2014, I exhibited new works at ArtLacuna, London. These consisted of aluminium and steel sculptures against a coloured background that continued over horizontal and vertical spaces spilling forward on to the floor.
‘The Space Between’
An exploration of my interest in the ways a three dimensional scene can be collapsed into two dimensions through photography and then re-instated by using layers from the images.
The Blyth Gallery was surrounded by world-famous places of culture and learning.
I mapped the relative positions of the Goethe institute, the Serpentine Gallery, the Science and the Victoria and Albert museums, using objects and enlarged photographic images to represent each one.
These were displayed with the map in a vitrine.
In order to understand more fully the relationship between the actual architectural space and the images it was necessary to build maquettes as three-dimensional representations of certain features from the above photographs. For example, the staircase against the light blue background below (left) is inspired from the black and white images puntuated with the yellow and blue stair rails at the top of the page. The shard-like tower against the light green background below (middle) is also inspired by an image taken at the Jewish Museum in Berlin although that image is not included here. The violet coloured maquette below (right) is an attempt to recreate the doorways and shadows portrayed in the pastel coloured features captured in the images above.
This work is one of a series of initial experiments to investigate how colour can be used to create an illusion of depth and space.
Black frames in the shape of doorways were placed on various combination of red, orange and purple silks, sometimes with sheets of coloured perspex.
Light and colour spills forward throught the 'doorways' to indicate light in both horizontal and vertical planes.