Thursday, October 09, 2008

ontology: a new work by Cheryl Field

“There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust”

from “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe.

It is this friction between the poetics of the abject and the direct visceral responses of our physiology that informs this new work by Cheryl Field. Exploring material properties that evoke the bodily to provide an encounter between the writhing forms and their audience, she invites us to question the potential for manipulation in the complex territory between object and viewer. Laden with connotations of the corporeal, the installation attempts to draw us into our own physical and psychological apparatus, mapping the disparities highlighted by the work between disgust and attraction, what is apparent and the intricate, veiled processes that lead us to form our response to what is presented.

Preview: Saturday 18th October 7 - 9pm

19th October - 9th November 2008
open Saturdays and Sundays 11-7pm
or by appointment on 07932 607 706

The Fridge Gallery, Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow, G42 8LL

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