Flexible Values

FLEXIBLE VALUES

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.

VANESSA BILLY

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).

Flexible Values
‘Fluids’, 2008, Steel, Acrylic, Pastel, Paper

Flexible Values
Flexible Values
‘Four Times Weathered’, 2007, 2-Parts: Concrete, Tissue, Paint

Flexible Values
‘Glow’, 2008, Pastel

Flexible Values
‘Line Up’, 2007, Framed Collage

Flexible Values
Installation view 'Flexible Values', 2008

Flexible Values
‘Suns neither rise nor set’, 2008, Glass

Flexible Values
‘Dry Stamina’, 2008, Sand

Flexible Values
Flexible Values
‘Supporting Brackets’, 2008, PVC, Nails

Flexible Values
Flexible Values
‘Supporters’, 2007, Plywood, Cedar