Exhibition

Belinda Fox: Close to Home

16 Oct 2020 – 14 Nov 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Michael Reid Berlin

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Belinda Fox’s multidisciplinary practice speaks to the current global climate, conveying a sense of fragility and transition, but also resilience. In each medium Fox utilises she weaves together experiences and knowledge to highlight the entanglement of the past with the present.

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Reflecting on the uncertainty and strangeness of global lockdown’s and events in 2020, Fox dove inward to create 'Close to home'. This new collection of works embraces the intimate. Finding beauty and inspiration in unlikely places, she explains: “most paintings depict the things perhaps I was taking for granted in my neighbourhood before the world turned upside-down”.

Since living in The Hague, Fox has collaborated with Dutch designer Wilfred Kalf. For 'Close to home' the duo has created two new sculptural works. 'Rising Tide' (2020) made from ash wood, houses a seven-panel wrap-around painting of undulating waves. The artist’s state: “This work is all about the surprise of the interior space. It is a true reflection of the crashing anxieties, the uneasiness abound and a deep desire to harness the chaos and find the strength required to endure”.

A larger sculptural work, 'Resilience' graces the large street-facing window of Michael Reid Berlin gallery. For this piece Fox invited two additional collaborators: artist Todd Fuller and Principal Dancer and Choreographer Remi Wörtmeyer to take part. Collectively the four artists reflect on uncertainty and logistical pressures of lockdown that have and continue to influence their everyday.

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