WORDS AND IMAGE: OLIVIA YOUNG
Thursday lunch time I peeled myself away from a spreadsheet-filled screen, snuffled down a sandwich and whizzed over to Angel. My aim was to take a little moment out of the day’s events to indulge in Run To The Hills’ fresh new body of work at the Candid Arts Gallery. And that I did- relishing Jonathon Hoskins’ triangular woven structure Stichomythia. The work takes its inspiration from Descartes’ geometric drawings and is reminiscent of the Eiffel Tour, Brugel’s Tower of Babel, an ancient Aztec sacrificial tower, a decorative Christmas tree and some sort of space shuttle.
All in all a delectably thought-provoking lunch break.
Nick Davis’ Fragmentation Table is another piece to get your teeth into. The work represents that critical crossroads where practical furniture meets experiential art. Nick was there to answer my questions about what interested him the most in the fusion of traditional furniture making and contemporary art? The answer being that the work reacts to contemporary themes relating to the “collapse of structures of the physical, the economic and the imagined.” The title of the work refers to the piece’s medium, robust yet disintegrated bronze, which further reflects the fragmentation of our collapsed social structure.
Check out http://runtothehillsart.blogspot.com for more information.