Opening Wednesday 12 March 2008, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment
Open until Saturday 12 April 2008
Something about the sand piece and what it does in the exhibition: I imagine the sand piece will move and get dispersed over time. It blends into the gallery and in responding to the circumstances might become invisible. Sculpturally it might go from shape to no shape. ‘Flexible Values’ is the starting point. I’m interested in the encounter with an artwork, the various stages. It is a fluid experience that is updated as one moves closer and looks around. First it exists mainly as an image then comes in an understanding of the materials in a sensuous way. I’m interested in the experience not ending at the piece but continuing to affect how other pieces in the space are experienced; the relationships between them are evaluated and meanings crystallise.
B. 1978, Geneva, Switzerland, based in London and Geneva.
Vanessa Billy completed her BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (2001). Recent solo shows include BolteLang, Zurich, with Pamela Rosenkranz (2008), and The Hex, London (2006), as well as international group shows. Billy is co-producing a forthcoming publication of artists projects, with Kitty Anderson (2008).
‘Fluids’, 2008, Steel, Acrylic, Pastel, Paper
‘Four Times Weathered’, 2007, 2-Parts: Concrete, Tissue, Paint
‘Glow’, 2008, Pastel
‘Line Up’, 2007, Framed Collage
Installation view 'Flexible Values', 2008
‘Suns neither rise nor set’, 2008, Glass
‘Dry Stamina’, 2008, Sand
‘Supporting Brackets’, 2008, PVC, Nails
‘Supporters’, 2007, Plywood, Cedar