Hole In Wall
22nd September - 4th November
Harriet Hill works viscerally to produce sculpture and site specific installations that play with and against the given space. Her practice is an on-going exploration into ideas around the conflict between a desire for autonomy and the need to belong. This manifests in her work through the notion that a physical entity - material, object, structure or space - can simultaneously inspire both attraction and repulsion.
“HOLE IN WALL” is a work that actually cuts the sculptural element into the structure of the gallery, creating a view through into the space beyond. A ‘pour’ of paint appears to come from above yet brings our attention to the surfaces within the gallery itself. In this piece Harriet explores the idea of the elsewhere, what is beyond the walls: a challenge to the box-like confinement of the M2 space. With the familiar material of a cardboard tube intercepting the hand-drawn paint, a dynamic is set up that questions the nature of this tiny gallery and the artwork within it.
She will also be making a site responsive ‘spatial drawing’ that will manifest throughout the rooms of Quay House - the building that houses the m2 Gallery. This work can be viewed on Saturday 22nd September, when Quay House participates in the annual London Open House.
Harriet Hill completed her MA Fine Art, Textiles with Distinction at Goldsmiths in 2007. Recent exhibitions include “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” at the Deptford Arms; ‘Multiple Occupancy’, Hatchspace, London; and The Nunhead Open.