curated by hugh mulholland
Cultivate is an installational body of work employing a series
of elements specifically built to engage with the formal qualities
of the Context Gallery. These elements are made of wood, covered
in gesso and are designed to house the plant wandering sailor.
These plants have been reared using artifical daylight bulbs. In
the exhibition they are lit using these bulbs, and grow towards
them as the show goes on.
This series of work aims at exploring social and architectural
issues in a broad context, by pairing formal devises with organic
elements. This combination alludes to cultivation and control.
The pieces apper as formal structures initially, but the pristine
gesso surface plays host to tiny photographs and postage stamp
sized guilded areas.
There is a play on scale wheron the small images are seen on closer
inspection of the work. These then operate as contextual windows
into the issues the work aims to explore