Stirred by a collection of diaries, bequeathed alongside hand-me-down stories, words and trinkets from a generation before, Jo Pond draws on evocative World War 2 artefacts to craft her own heirlooms. Almost in spite of itself, each static and inanimate object comes to embody the thoughts and energy of the artist, and draws the viewer in: recognition may bring about physical, emotional or intellectual engagement. The interpretation of this story, however, will be determined by the viewer, and Jo Pond embraces the potential for the items created to elicit a broad range of responses, from visitors of all generations.
Vittoria Street Gallery and Talking Practice are delighted to host an evening of conversation with Jo Pond, in which she’ll talk about her new collection of works, ‘Rationed’.
Jo Pond will join Sian Hindle for an informal discussion about the Pond family hand-me-downs – the stories, diaries and artefacts – that have inspired her work throughout her career and which have crystallised to form her latest collection, ‘Rationed’. She’ll reflect on the collecting gene that, she claims, runs in her family, the evocative materials she re-purposes and the stories she crafts as she refines and perfects her work.
5.30-6.30pm – Talking Practice: In Conversation with Jo Pond (booking essential)
6.30-8pm – Private View in the Vittoria Street Gallery (all welcome)
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