Work on Paper
Opening Thursday 28 August 2008, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment
Open until Saturday 27 September 2008
Every item of Limoncello correspondence – artist purchase orders, consignment forms, exhibition maps, invitations, invoices, letters, loan forms, press releases and such like – are printed on ‘G5 Paper’ (Gemma Holt, ‘G5 Paper’, 2000-ongoing, Photocopy Paper, H23.3cm x W16.6cm). Holt’s functioning work personalizes the standard and every item of Limoncello correspondence uses an artwork. This represents the first time Holt’s G-sized paper has been used on a large scale and distributed in the world. A question: “Utilitarian objects of everyday life introduced a relative anonymity and standardization based on human dimensions. What happens when these standards are disrupted?". A statement: “I am interested in using objects in different ways - whether it’s using the language of an existing object and changing it’s dimensions or changing the function and material of an object that already exists to give it a new meaning.".
B. 1977, Blackpool, based London.
Gemma Holt gained her MA Design Products from Royal College of Art, London (2007), and her BA Interactive Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester. Holt’s recent exhibitions include Associates, London (2007), Tours, France; Zues Gallery, Milan and Calabria, Italy (all 2006).
Installation view ‘Work on Paper’, Limoncello
‘Carpet’, 2008, Twist Pile Carpet cut from standard 50cm squared Tiles
‘Möbius Bangle’, 2008, Gold-plated Sterling Silver Bangle
‘Möbius Bangle Pile’, 2008, 11 x Gold-plated Sterling Silver Bangles
‘G5 Paper, Watermarked’, 2008, Paper
‘Ruler Stick’, Oak, Brass
‘Shelf Brackets’, 2008, Cast Bronze, Wood