London-based artist Phillip Lai is known for a diverse practice often emphasising spatial experience, situation and encounter as materials. His work brings about a sense of itinerancy and estrangement in its particular use of familiar objects, arranged incongruously, altered or reproduced, pushing them to the point of abstraction.
This exhibition of new work created specifically for Gallery 3 proposes states of inhabitation and enclosure, resting visually between the industrial and the domestic. Lai uses contrary aesthetics to disruptive effect, introducing implausible moments into the experience of the work and opening it up to our imaginative involvement.
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