Bad Brickwork28. Feb - 10. May 14 / ended works | projects
12-5pm, Thursday - Saturday
28 March – 10 May
12-5pm, Thursday – Saturday or by appointment with extended opening hours for the Spike Island Open Studios and the Bristol Art Weekender. Admission free.
Over the past decade Richard Woods has built an international reputation for his signature architectural transformations, paintings and sculpture that fold the history of the decorative arts, functional design and graphic language into intoxicatingly witty plays with image and surface.
For his third solo exhibition at WORKS|PROJECTS, Woods will fill the gallery with Bad Brickwork. Woods’ beautifully simple new sculptures, made from wood and painted to resemble cartoon bricks, will contort across the gallery, their vibrant colours, bright white mortar and thick black edges a joyous celebration of the most mundane of building materials.
One work will span the full width of the gallery, reaching tenuously across the 5 metre span, a thin line of fake brickwork achieving the impossible between the two walls. Elsewhere the gallery will be populated by large ‘wall drawings’ - the bricks configured to make abstract structures that protrude out from the gallery walls as if Wood’s work has burst through the implied restraint of the gallery architecture.
These bricks are playing by someone else’s rules.
These bricks are doing bad things.
They are Bad Brickwork.
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