'Sun Goddess Crouching' presents a series of new and existing work, reimagined and reconfigured for the space. In two video works, 'Exsertus' and 'Little Turnip', the artist is used as a subject to blur the lines between studio based practice and encounters had on a more casual daily basis, for example manipulating fresh pasta or gripping the resin holds of a climbing wall. A series of monochrome installations, or shape combinations, made from ceramic, handmade latex, blown eggs and laser cut steel components gather on the floor and lean against the walls.
The title 'Sun Goddess Crouching' is taken from a Jacob Epstein brochure, and is the name given to one of his early works. Epstein was an important figure in the development of modern sculpture, working in the early 19th Century. This is suggestive of a symbiotic relationship between object, figure and movement likewise explored the work. It is also evocative of the balancing act created in the installations and the crouching position visitors must put themselves in, in order to view much of the work.
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