Beth Collar is the current recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award on show at the Standpoint Gallery until the 27th May.
Drawn from an ongoing exploration of the furrowed brow as a gendered representation of authoritative thought, Collar's exhibition takes the form of an otherworldly landscape of objects, placed as if either rising from or sinking into the gallery floor.
Beth Collar is an artist based in Bristol and Berlin. Collar studied Fine Art at London Metropolitan University, Drawing at the Princes Drawing School and Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Recent group exhibitions and performances include Household Values an exhibition at Yyvonne Lambert, Berlin, in Jan 2017, Tall Tales, touring group exhibition and performance at the Freud Museum, London, Touchstones Gallery and Museum, Rochdale and Glasgow Women’s Library 2016, Tarantallegra, a group exhibition, Hester, New York, July -Aug 2016 and Secret Surface, group exhibition, KW, Berlin, Feb-May 2016.
Phoebe Blatton is a writer of fiction and criticism, based in Berlin, Germany, and London, U.K. She is editor of The Coelacanth Press, whose publications include The Coelacanth Journal, and a re-issue of Brigid Brophy's 1956 novel, The King of a Rainy Country. Her latest writing features in Frieze and ArtReview, and on Anna M. Szaflarski's fiction podcast Letters to the Editors.