Turner Contemporary Spring 2017 Exhibition.
Fantastic and outstanding display of creativity from the carnival sculptures in the foyer , the carpeted gallery service lift which was painted to the pendulum black taffeta.
‘The exhibition brings together artist from different generation and culture who challenge the boundaries between craft, design and fine art, and who share a fascination with the handmade and the processes of making itself’ exhibition leaflet.
Over 40 international female artists who work with knitting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, wood carving and jewellery that combine found objects ,waste material such as the left overs after cutting out the pattern for dress makers and plants, horse hair and bird quills.
The only problem with this work is that it’s so tactile but no one is allowed to play with the works so the works that are able to be replaced or maintained are the most enjoyable and when placed in rooms along side the more delicate untouchable works then you are able to move through the show with less frustrated temptation.
SAMARA SCOTT, OLD LAKE 2017- b 1985-
Carpet, yoghurt, plaster, food colouring.
British born artist that often works with site specific locations like the service lift at the Turner Gallery. She characterises her work with rich colours, natural and artificial, the synthetic and organic, an engaging implication with contemporary CONSUMER society. She likes to work with installations that ‘nestle’ into the location.
Maria Roosen b1957. When I Think of you 1998
Machine made embroidery and wood.
A Netherlands artist that started sewing a line at a time in her life when she was very sad after the death of her partner. The first line was straight and long and then she kept trying to copy it over many days or weeks. The purpose of coping with the aid of the sewing machine allowed her to focus and each line represents her time of healing and thoughts while working away her pain.
Marion Baruch. Cologne, 2015
Woollen cloth. Romania artist b 1929. She sourced the fabric from the fashion industry after they have cut out the patterns for products. Baruch has taken the negative fabric and turned it into a pice of art and by doing so has given it new life. She selects the pieces to use and then plays with the orientations to creat abstract compositions . “The first time I pulled one of these fabrics out from a pleas to bag, I felt as if I were looking at a Klee(Paul)”
Rivane Neuenschwander. CASOS EROTICOS (EROTIC CASES) 2 2014
Silk tread on fabric.
Rivane (b 197, Brazil) IS Knowen for her contribution to the Brazilian conceptualism and her use of ephemeral materials as they provoke certain emotions. The reference is to the chance made when making these works, she has dropped string onto fabric napkins (the detailed pattern on the napkins AIDS as a frame ) then she embroidery the outline. The shapes that emerge are considered curvaceous, twisting, sensual as they are organic and created by chance, this approach relates to other abstract practices by artist such as Marcel Duchamp and John Cage.
Christiane Lohr B1965- German sculpture.
6 miniature sculptures made from grasses or plants.
Loosening Fabric #6 (entangled 2017)
B 1976 Tokyo. She unraveled the treads of existing pieces of fabric, working with assistance as its painstaking delicate work. (1 hour to unpick 10cm of fabric.) the resulting work spills out to impersonate a looming process that once occurred to create the work that has reversed it purpose. The viewer is so engrossed with this warped thread as you can’t seem to help yourself working out the process , was it the beginning of the weaving or somewhere in the middle. Once you read the description your even more amazed as its been hand unpicked from its original form.
Laura Ford. Penguins, 2012.
Steel, plaster, fabric.
Laura Ford (b 1961 Wales) creates these fabulous human like animals sculptures. They are the same hight as an ten year old so this makes them even more adorable and friendly. ‘Sculptures dressed as people dressed as animals” She has grouped them anxiously looking around the bleakness and towards global warming. She takes the walls of the gallery to suggest an out of place environment for her sculptures and acknowledges a fun side but explain a dark side which the viewer is a wear of.
Paola Anziche. Natural Fibers, 2016.
Installation of 37 mixed , single media pieces, Chenille, mohair, alpaca, hemp, cotton, jute, wool, twine, raffia, paper, cord, grass and string.
Italian artist (B1975) is inspired by the Latin American interactive artist LYGIA CLARK. SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE CLOSLY WITH THE MATERIALS , enjoy the experience. By putting the woven hat like piece on your head you can observe others doing the same thing, you both see each other interacting with the art work. A group of students were taking a group selfie and they looked like they were all attached to the high ceiling via woven old fashioned hair dryers. When I stood to look up into the woven hat objects they are like funnels encircling up towards the ceiling, all hanging at different heights . They reminded me of Virginias and how Freud would call them objects for penetration. The fact that they are styled on hats makes me think how erotic close knit hats (Beaney) could be…..