About'brochureà¼ is a new series of work at Vitrine Gallery; A platform for artists, who work site-responsively and primarily with installation. The exhibitions are informal in nature and happen quickly. The series encourages fresh and gestural works that occupy the space sporadically throughout the galleries main program. Artists
are encouraged to try out new, experimental and un-cluttered ideas, the space becoming a platform for them to test works.
There will be five slots per year and one artist will be invited to create an installation work for each. Each artist is given the entire space for 10 days plus 1 day for installing. The preparation period is short, encouraging the fresh approach to creating work away from the confines of a formal exhibition. The aim (and reason) of curating this as a series is for a dialogue to grow between the works and between each artist's reaction to this unique exhibition space. Documentation of each work will be presented together within the the framework of one project; building into a collection and acting as an overview of the entire project.
We are pleased to launch à»brochureà¼ with Natasha Rees 'Fools Golden':
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Foolà¼s Golden paper; yellow household gloss paint. 2010
Foolà¼s Golden develops from 'Fool's Gold' a piece from a recent body of work, 'Broca's Area'. 'Broca's Area' explored the structure of formality, and regiment, in relation to some of the organising principles of language. Adopting the iconography of 'bling' as a vague (yet suggestive) narrative backdrop, 'Broca's Area' widens its scope through the configuration of objects. Each of the works relaying tentative links between conceptual and visual associations; an experiment in form and a chain of systems for reading and engaging with various modes of language. Meaning thus becomes malleable and à»liquidà¼.
For BROCHURE, Foolà¼s Golden expands upon the work recently set up at The Woodmillà¼s Project Space, to engage directly with Vitrine Galleryà¼s unique dimension.
Natasha Rees is an artist and writer based in London, UK. She works with a variety of media, including 2d, 3d, video, sound and occasionally, directed performance, as a means to utilise and speculate on materials from culture, and consider how their meanings can shift when re-contextualised. Works are idea driven, and often transpire from extensive research. She has exhibited internationally, including: Artprojx Space, London (2008); Studio Voltaire, London (2008); with V22 Projects for The Wharf Road Project (2008), London; Dicksmith Gallery, London (2008); Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2009); Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden (2010), Woodmill Projects, London (2010); RBR Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2010), and The Allegory of The Cave, at Arts Container, Tallin, Estonia, (2010) that Rees also curated. In April 2008, Rees founded [the] Evidence, an independent publication that she also edits.