The exhibition will continue Hutton’s exploration of the effects that the flattened digital aspect are having on our experience of built space and its surfaces. The sculptures will interfere and intertwine with their enveloping architecture. The space’s lighting and temperature will be altered. The sculptures will be accompanied by a set of Notes that underscore some material and conceptual considerations relating to the works.
Thomas Hutton (b. London, 1983) lives in Athens. He has an MFA in sculpture from Yale University (2012) and an MA in Architectural History from The University of Edinburgh (2006). He has had recent solo exhibitions at Sushi Bar Gallery, NYC (2016) and Hunter / Whitfield, London (2015) and has been included in the group exhibitions Maybe your lens is scratched?, The Averard Hotel, London (2016), Report from the Club of Rome, Virginia Commonwealth University (2016), and Conversation Piece Part I, Fondazione Memmo, Rome (2015).
To solidify is to make solid.
A liquid can become a solid through freezing.
Freezing suspends time.
A fixed light source suspends an object.
Eyes fix upon surfaces.
To fix is to set.
Paint sets. Render sets. Concrete sets.
History is set in stone.
Stages are set.
Stage sets articulate space with theatre flats.
Theatre flats are the upright sections of a theatre’s scenery.
A screen is a flat surface.
An apartment on one level can be called a flat.
Flats are contained within blocks of flats.
A block is a large building subdivided into separate spaces.
A block is a group of buildings bound by four streets.
A block is a quantity of things regarded as a unit.
A block has flat surfaces on each side.
A block is a flat area of something, such as a solid colour.
To block is to obstruct.
UNIT9 Project Space
The Huntingdon Estate