Hole & Corner: Material issue
Something in the Water
Not content with being one of the few artists using fish leather as the prime raw material in her work, Kari Furre is also one of the pioneers of wild swimming in the UK (‘We used to call it going for a swim,’ she deadpans). One thing’s for sure: there’s a lot happening under the surface…
Presenting a curated show:
“Transfiguration (n): a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state”,
Featuring Kari Furre (fish-leather and metalwork), Joel Parkes (wood and pewter), Tom Palmer (advanced materials) and Anita Carnell (hand-stitched leather).
Engaging a collaborative approach the artists present a practical and conceptual response to the narrative of ‘Transfiguration’. The approach explores the notion of Conceptual Craft where the artist’s conceptual vision intersects with, and is realised by, material and process. The artists engage traditional skilled craft process, as well as developing new marriages of materials and techniques in order to convey their vision.
The responses range from a literal transformation of raw material to an installation exploring the process of metamorphosis.
Curator Charlotte Bowater seeks not to limit visitors to simply regarding beauty and skill in the work present, but for the objects themselves to prompt inner exploration of the notion of Transfiguration. Visitors are therefore invited into an immersive experience.
The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3.
Thursday 22 February: 12 – 7 pm
Friday 23 February: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday 24 February: 11am – 6 pm
Sunday 25 February: 11am – 6 pm
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We have served a client in the Hamptons USA on a series of commissions which we will publish over the coming weeks.
Here we feature a fumed oak, bronze and shagreen credenza commissioned from Jonathan Baring furniture.
This idea was to create a piece of furniture that would ‘ground’ a vast mirror triptych by Tom Palmer Studio due to hang above, and to work in harmony with existing furnishings. We proposed Jonathan Baring for his cleaned lined, classic approach to design and his team’s exquisite craftsmanship. Together considering materials, we proposed shagreen to provide a luxurious textural quality to the doors (which notably are lined inside as well as out).
The result is a timeless piece and we look forward to seeing it in situ.