Cornelia Parker

7 Mar 2008 – 23 Apr 2008

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11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square

London, United Kingdom


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Frith Street Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Cornelia Parker. Parker is known for her intriguing installations of found and manipulated objects. She focuses on people, places and ideas that have become so established in the public consciousness they have become monuments, or even cliches. From a feather extracted from Sigmund Freud's pillow to flattened brass band, from a silver spoon to the height of Niagara Falls - the artist's work ranges from the microscopic to the epic, conceptually unravelling icons of both high and low culture.

In the exhibition, Parker explores idea of 'Latent News', a surrealist game in which newspaper articles are cut into individual words and phrases and rapidly reassembled to make some other kind of sense. (The 'cut-up' technique has long been used by writers and musicians, and now has become even more ubiquitous in the form of Spam.) With the help of the innocent hand of her 6-year-old daughter, Lily, new mantras are spelled out.

Exploring the theme in a different way is a series of photographic works - from images of discarded newspapers to the pitches staked out by tabloid photographers at the East End funeral of Reggie Kray. New sculptural works take the form of shelters made from nets suspended from the gallery ceiling. The nets drape and overlap, the moire of black meshes resembling minimalist drawings in three dimensions.

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