Rachel de Joode
Real Things - Explorations in Three Dimensions
11 August - 8 September
images courtesy of Rachel de Joode
Oliver Francis Gallery presents ‘Real Things’ by Rachel de Joode, an exhibition which evolves around the notion of space in relation to the art-object.
De Joode is interested in internet based art-documentation, and art-documentation as an artwork. In a contemporary framework, artwork that exists prior to documentation is, or may never be, the end result. The consideration of it's image as a shared digital file or printed object puts the physical object into question as the final work. These starting points have lead her to sculpt several real, tactile objects about the concept of space, existing in real-space.
The works shown in ‘Real Things’ deal with space-in-itself, the object-ness of space, sensual space, art-documentation as the art-piece, the real vs. the unreal, facades, gravity, and time.
De Joode incarnates mental acts, figments and concepts in objects that occupy a space in the human world.