Lots of white space and light and the work looked good within the space.
Particularly liked the work of Simon Fujiwara’s Beast series where he has shaved and stretched fur coats to reveal what was once hidden. Seems a sacrilegious thing to do to a beautiful fur coat and interesting when put in the context of the ‘Beauty without cruelty’ movement and the shaving of hair to shame women collaborators after the second world war.
Also liked the copper frame of Nina Canell which shows the ‘remnant iridescent fingerprints of the material’s previous encounters, revealed through a process of heat-treating the material’.
Nina Canell – Free-space Path Loss, 2014
and the ‘Tetris’ like Phillip Zach’s tile constellations that appeared to randomly wander across the walls. On close viewing their paint splattered and encrusted surfaces are very beautiful. In the press release they describe his work as ‘acting as an interlocutor, an abstracted cipher in the deconstruction and calculation of the gallery architecture’.
Phillip Zach – Tile constellations