Wanted to quickly mention my visit to the Surface Gallery last Thursday for the private view of With and Without. I was extremely tired from a busy day in the studios but after reading the press release I couldn’t not go:
“The awareness of inevitable loss is central to Lisa Selby’s material and sculptural approach. With and Without seeks to grasp and eternalize what cannot be held firm: Selby rearticulates items from the domestic environment, relaying the familiarity and alienation experienced as one moves physically and psychologically from one home to another.”
Needless to say it sounded like the perfect exhibition for me! Selby had an interesting approach to the sculptural aspect of her practice. The way she transformed found objects into something unknown could really influence my work. I enjoyed the slight interaction needed by the audience in her piece “For the comfort of others.” whereby the audience leaned in to smell the familiar smells of various washing detergents.