Space In Between are delighted to present FRAME-DRAGGER, an exhibition of new work by Xavier Poultney at Lo&Behold London.
For this solo exhibition, his first in London, Poultney presents a collection of âartifacts' that sit awkwardly between the realms of religious relic and technological gismo: An adapted bowling ball, diagrammatic of a pulsar with a swirling nebulous surface. A mundane paperweight laser-etched with a representation of galactic core, depicting the orbits of multiple suns tracking round a black hole. A metallic sphere suspended over a parabolic mirror creating a kinetic science-fiction mecanoid/executive toy. A triptych of etched brass plaques, engraved with dots and dashes that depict unearthly events.
Poultney's work deals with the percolation of ideas through culture and particularly those routed in scientific thinking.
History, he argues, presents us with a string of shifting and developing paradigms of how we view the universe and our position in it; from Mayan sun worship to modern physics, these different explanations for reality become the way a civilisation defines itself.
FRAME-DRAGGER questions the way in which we see the world around us and invites its audience to consider their present paradigm; perhaps even warping their frame of reference.
FRAME-DRAGGER is an off-site exhibition by Xavier Poultney presented by Space In Between at Lo & Behold - a temporary event space on the corner of Redchurch Street and Swanfield Street, E2 7DS.
FRAME-DRAGGER is generously supported by Kopparberg Premium Cider.
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