All that I have acquired in life is yours for the taking and in fact you must take it
The exhibition, installed as a series of still lives, continues the artist’s dialogue with the archive of her late grandfather and fellow architect, Clive Entwistle [1916-1976].
Fascinated by the architectural historical practice of ‘Spolia’ in which parts of buildings are dismantled and repurposed the exhibition content wass made by unraveling and vandalizing the archive, filtering it for usable fragments, remnants and off cuts. Transfiguring small details and arbitrary markings into a visual landscape.
The still lives are composed of expressive ceramic objects, works on paper and a series of monumental raw steel wall lights staged around four large scale hand woven carpets; the outcome of an ongoing partnership with Moroccan weaver Kebira Aglou. The painterly compositions of the weavings and gestural surface design of the ceramics borrow from textures in the archive. Entwistle has extracted and magnified these scars and traces of her grandfather’s process in motion; pencil scratches, ink blots, paint strokes coupled together with the repeated motifs of the sphere, double cone, arrow, cross, tick mark and question mark. The ceramic works with sculptural volumes and extrusions sit at the periphery of functional works and sculptural abstraction.
A further component of the still lives are a series of two framed works on paper. These large format archival architectural prints have been overlaid with blooms of marbling ink, partly defacing and submerging the original drawings.