As curator, King wanted to create an exhibition bringing together work born from the year of the pandemic, and to show it while some of the pandemic-related restrictions are still in place.
Arabee Beveridge’s sculptural work ‘Mend Stones’ was created on a beach in the west of England: “The stones were deliberately broken and repaired with tape, as if there were purpose in this act. The deliberate nature of the act of destruction, followed by a hasty, inappropriate mend, tries to point at the oxymoron of the way we exist and our attitudes to self, relationships and planet”. Beveridge is the founder of studio and residency program Aplpip Arts in Dorset.
King explains: “My monoprints and drawings oscillate in a state between inside and outside. The work has been made from direct observation in public places within the past year, inspired by people in movement. In the curation, I wanted to pair figurative drawings with drawings that fall into abstraction and give way to interpretation in a way reminiscent of Rorschach test. The frames were found on London streets and restored for the installation.”
The experiential and sensory nature of the process and the materiality of the finished product connects the pieces gathered for BY THE WINDOW.
During the Private View week (4th May - 9th May 2021 10am-6pm) visitors are invited to get a an exhibition guide and to enjoy a complimentary drink at Strawberry Patisserie & Cake Shop (565 Finchley Rd). Please leave a comment in the guestbook/email address to be invited to future events. Alternatively, post in social media tagging the artists (@arabee.beveridge.artist @heinimariaking).
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