Thinking through making, and learning by doing, our Fool’s Gold exhibition is an alchemical adventure with a myriad of proposals and possibilities.
‘Fools Gold’ Curated by Programme Co-Leaders Ian Dawson and Nicky Hirst. An interim show by current MASS 2021/22 Studio & Off Site artists: Aileen Kelly, Alex Hegazy, Carolyn Whittaker, Chuting Lee, Diana Wolzak, Ellie Reid, Joe Madeira, Matt Foster, Nathan Anthony, Rachael Causer, Susan Young, Tania Salha, Thomas Witherick and Tina Culverhouse.
The glittering golden mineral pyrite is commonly known as Fool’s Gold. Pyrite is named from the Greek word for fire (pyr) because it can create the sparks needed for starting a blaze. Fool’s Gold is a show of beginnings, from tiny metal glimmers to large wooden beacons. It is about transforming materials by building, casting, coating, cutting, balancing, melting, knotting, slotting, taping, draping, welding, propping and arranging. Thinking through making, and learning by doing, our Fool’s Gold exhibition is an alchemical adventure with a myriad of proposals and possibilities.
During the last five months I have been developing a new body of work with my mentors Ana Genovés and Ian Dawson. For 'Fools Gold' I’m showing two pieces that I think are a significant departure from previous work and that I am very excited about what they will lead me to in the future.
Thames Side Studios
Harrington Way, Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR