19th September - 5th November 2010
Flora Parrott likes to use materials that relate to the sensations she explores. “I aim to set up combinations of images and objects in such a way as to induce simultaneous feelings of calm, contentment, claustrophobia and anxiety.”
The work in the show is an attempt to explore the properties of Keratins. Parrott is interested in comparing the structures and behaviour of materials such as horn, gelatine, bone, coral, skin, leather, vellum, shell and hair. “Even those that we do not find in our bodies are familiar and evocative.”
Experiments are set up; examination takes place through layer removal, stretching, separation, suspension, and preservation; and by showing the results of these and previous experiments she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the material.
Flora Parrott graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. She had her first solo show in July 2009, Inhale/Hold It, curated by Alternative Arts. Parrott’s work has been selected for many group shows including Irregular Wasps at Tintype and Interstice at Testbed1. Later this year she is showing at the RFM Gallery in Yorkshire. Her work is being exhibited in Sydney, Australia in October. In 2011 she undertakes a residency in The Republic of Congo, Africa. Flora Parrott teaches at Norwich School of Art.