Audrey Reynolds: Bayard Eade
Preview Friday 9 September at 5:30pm
Audrey Reynolds’ new work for ‘Bayard Eade’ interplays various grades of remembered and imagined space.
‘Curbelow’ – a fitted carpet traversing two gallery spaces – aspires to a promotion from fixture-and-fitting to sculpture and/or attempts a demotion from sculpture to fixture-and-fitting, or very likely wants to find the space between the two, the half a dimension between these minimal ideals. Such surfaces tend towards the office, the home, the foyer – anything but the gallery. As an import from an alien genre the work squats with uncertain intent, mildly glamourising flatness.
Alongside this, an audio work – the artist’s voice re-enacting both parts of a dialogue, interlaced with reminiscences tinged with the literary and the ornamental. These floating statements of drifting intent accumulate meaning along a tide line of ghostly solitude.
Audrey Reynolds studied at Bath College of Art and at Chelsea College of Art, London. She has held solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich (2011), Arcade, London (2010) and at Fordham Gallery, London (2007). She has also participated in group exhibitions at The Approach, London (2010), V22 Presents, London (2009), MOT international, London (2008), Ancient & Modern, London (2008), Hats Plus, London (2007), Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium and in the 60th Anniversary Show at Gimpel Fils, London (2006). She lives and works in London.
Audrey Reynolds is represented by Ancient & Modern, London.