PROPELLER, the inaugural show at GLOVE BOX, is a group exhibition showcasing newly commissioned work by emerging artists Amy Thomas, Molly Rooke and Vickie Fear, who were selected from PLATFORM 2010.
AMY THOMAS Con-sequence
Taking construction as a starting point, Thomas creates complex sculptural installations. Considered by her as ‘architectural models’, these assemblages are influenced by the physical properties of each individual component. Her work becomes a path of evolving detail, where separate materials become tied to a particular mode of thought delivered by the controlled relationship between each part.
MOLLY ROOKE Postbox Postcards
The relationship between found ephemera and the narrative that is bestowed upon these items by a viewer encapsulates Rooke’s practice. She manipulates the viewers’ understanding of a collection of objects (with a specific concentration on the picture postcard) through varying degrees of surface alteration and digital techniques. This obstruction of the original object or image brings several timescales and places together to form a new concise narrative, corrupting its original intentions.
VICKIE FEAR Wind
Predominantly working in ‘live sculpture’, Fear’s work questions the differences and crossovers between sculpture and performance. Often humorous, and involving hand-made props, these live sculptures create much excitement and an air of unpredictability. For PROPELLER, Fear has created a new work entitled Wind which will be performed on the opening night, leaving remnants in the space for the remainder of the exhibition.