BEYOND the BOUNDARIES
Exhibition by Alison Lochhead of sculptures and wall pieces.
Volcano Theatre. 27-29 High Street,
Swansea. SA1 1LG
3rd – 28th June 2019
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Open Evening: Friday 7th June 6 – 8pm
The body of work in ‘Beyond the Boundaries’ by Alison Lochhead in Volcano Theatre, Swansea in June 2019 is a collection of sculptures and wall pieces. The sculptures use bones and shoes and images of boats – reflecting on migrations and people lost and unrecognised. Parts are left; bones or a shoe; but who was the person? Tall figures made with an ambiguity of materials; paper as the body and iron as the backbone - stand witness to the abandoned bones and shoes. ’Which is the strongest – paper or iron?’
On the walls; a body of work that Alison made in response to working with astronomers. The pieces are made from silica, carbon and iron - ‘building blocks of earth and space’ – the process of pouring molten iron onto paper and oxides and the resulting imagery is like seeing explosions in space like the ‘world in a grain of sand’, echoing imagery of space and why material is formed or disappears, changes and transforms. The links between ‘us’ and the universe is deep and also between peoples within our own global space – we must work hard to not think of space or each other as as ‘different’.
'Fragmented Figures' showing at Canwood Gallery and Sculpture Park.
Checkley, Near Hereford HR1 4NF UK www.canwoodgallery.com
See website for opening times.