Marie Toseland's elegant, minimal installation of new work is the third instalment in the gallery's Regional Interference exhibition cycle, profiling the most exciting emerging artists working in the South West of England.
For Death Blooms Out Toseland presents a series of delicate, interlocking works that relate to her text The Demise, and which hold the gallery in a distinct tension despite their slight presence.
Hazy photographs of torpid, collapsing forms are captured floating in fields of deep green and mounted onto thick glass like the beautiful results of a failed experiment. On the floor a group of small glossy, cream forms that appear to be panna cotta emerge out of pooling liquid, whilst a woman's voice describes the melting of a block of ice in forensic observational detail that moves towards an almost erotic intensity, or may in fact describe a sexual act.
Toseland's play with notions of expectation and event, of the evocation of sexual desire and its physical collapse, speak of dissatisfaction and anti-climax yet create exquisite forms that are imbued with a palpable sense of loss.
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