ELEVATION I & II
2004 Case-1 Gallery, London and Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
A sound, video and sculpture installation
Returning from a residency in Alayrac, France, brook & black’s work considered architectural structure and how shifts in location disrupt our memories and the sense of time passing. Responding to the gallery location, the artists made plaster-casts of the shadows from the gallery window on the floor and re-located them within the gallery to receive, at only one moment in the calendar year, their perfect match from the window light travelling over their surface (unless it was cloudy that day). At the opposite corner of the gallery space the artists projected a video of silhouetted shadow of a woman who appears to be writing on the window with paint, until she obscures her view entirely, at which point she washes away her work only to start again....
Four artists create an installation responding to the qualities of space and light within the gallery. Human presence, the passage of time, memory, and transformation are some of the experiences explored within an architectural setting.
Leora Brook and Tiffany Black (brook & black) explore the properties of a particular space, using plaster prints, video projections, and sound. Together the artists create a subtle and mysterious ambience in which the physicality of the body and building are transformed into apparitions of unnerving and surprising beauty.
Johanna Love traces the contours of the human figure and observes the effects of light and movement through large-scale digital photographs and prints.
Kate Thomas delves into the process of metamorphosis and the ephemeral qualities of the female form in a series of digital prints and books.
Sarah Kimber is interested in the sensations encountered within small, enclosed, awkward spaces; functional, transitory places that one is forced to share and negotiate with other people. She uses sculpture, video and photographs to explore her ideas, creating a world of interlocking narratives and subjective impressions.
The landscapes of Sussex and Cornwall are the starting points for a series of abstract interpretations based around shape, colour and texture. In her recent work, Susan Ashworth uses a combination of painting, photography and digital imagery, which is layered onto grainy wood surfaces.
Katie Sollohub brings the space of her studio and home, and the objects contained within it, into the gallery domain, presenting her explorations of meaning and memories through drawing, text and installation