Hilary Jack - ... Singing Through The Fog27. Jan - 3. Mar 12 / ended CARTER Presents
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CARTER presents is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Hilary Jack entitled ‘...Singing Through the Fog’ *
The transformation from the mundane to the extraordinary is a persistent theme within Hilary Jack’s work. Jack collects broken and discarded material, from a variety of sources, from city streets, the countryside, ebay and charity shops, she then transforms and rejuvenates her subjects, occasionally returning them to their previous locations. Hauled back from the brink of oblivion her actions become an absurd and nonsensical act of repair, which intentionally deprives the object of its original purpose, rendering it useless. This metamorphosis of everyday items into unfamiliar functionless art objects have uncanny and melancholic connotations which invite the viewer to re-explore the abandoned article anew.The flotsam and jetsam of everyday life re arranged to form sculptural installations which comment on a countryside under threat, a world built on shaky foundations, a home damaged, while making ingenious use of unwanted detritus, and reinvigorating the lost and abandoned into an elegiac narrative.
Hilary’s work has been shown throughout the UK, and in the USA and Europe. Most recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “And Scent of Pine and The Woodthrush Singing...” at Castlefield Gallery Manchester, Lomabard Methos and Grand Union, Birminham; The Centre for Contempoary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, Conflux06 New York; August Art, London, Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin and Fieldgate Gallery London.
Hilary has been selected for a new commission for “Flights of Fancy” The Tatton Park Biennial 2012, curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan in May this year.
Hilary’s work is in a number of private and public collections.
* Marina, T.S Elliot
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