Rebecca Ackroyd, 'Gross Weight'
Talented young artist Rebecca Ackroyd explores the relationship between sculpture and drawing. Her work displays an interest in form and decoration, while demonstrating a concern for material qualities and graphic composition.
She takes utilitarian objects, maintaining their modular and monochromatic features, but rethinking their material characteristics to evoke alternative structures of feeling. Hard, cold metal shapes are rendered as outlines, cut into softly draping sheets of felt, or recreated in a series of ambiguous resin and graphite casts. These post-minimal transformations have an enigmatic presence, existing somewhere between representation and abstraction, the literal and the metaphorical.
Rebecca Ackroyd (b. 1987) studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art (2007 -2010) and is currently a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy Schools, London. Her most recent exhibitions include: Material Matters, The Drawing Room off-site project at UBM HQ, SE1 (2012); Magnitude - Real Gold Event, 19 - 23 Kingsland Road, E2 (2012); Odds Against Tomorrow, Bearspace, SE8 (2012); The Face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, EC2 (2011); Print Now, Bearspace, SE8 and SW1 Gallery (both 2011).
Marsden Woo Project Space is curated by Tessa Peters
The Marsden Woo Project Space is a space for new, experimental works in art, craft and design and runs alongside our established programme of solo and small group exhibitions by gallery artists. The Project Space allows us to respond quickly to significant bodies of innovative work, particularly that of talented emerging artists and designers and fresh directions in the work of more established artists. The exhibitions are organized at short notice, so please check our website regularly for news on forthcoming shows and events.
Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 11.00 – 18.00 and Saturday 11.00 – 16.00.
Nearest tube stations are Barbican, Farringdon or Old Street.
For more information, images, or to arrange an interview with the artist please contact
Siobhan Feeney or Tatjana Marsden
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7336 6396
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