27 July - 20 August
Join us for the opening on Friday 27 July at 5.30pm
The Lost And Found by Blackheath artist Rebecca Waterstone is a suite of found objects, forms and abstract reliefs, exploring the elements of shape, colour, line and composition. These found forms take on new life, combined into fresh compositions with a quiet, solid presence. The themes of resurrection, veiled beauty and preservation run through these works.
Through a hybrid approach that references minimalism, modernist abstraction, colour-field painting and constructivism, relationships are formed between the shapes, proportions, textures, and colours of discarded and redundant items. These objects, now devoid of practical use, find new life and value through being composed into works that retain, and highlight, the materials’ inherent aesthetic qualities.
The geometric language is one of squares, rectangles, circles, arcs, and truncated segments. The works can be thought of (individually, and as a group) as akin to that of a jigsaw puzzle, with the individual components coming together to make up a complete, unified whole.
Within the assemblages and collages, attention is drawn to the materiality and character of residual surface markings, wear and tear. These serve as potent fragments, revealing a concentrated sense of the objects' history. There is great beauty in their weathered nature. Muted, distilled, applied (or found) colour defines and delineates space within the edges of the vertical plane. The symbiotic duality that characterises the reconfigured forms, lends gravitas to the individual elements. They are stronger together than apart.
The works are arranged on the wall as a single mass of related components. The negative architectural space surrounding them plays an important part in holding the group together as a whole, creating harmony, and unity with the physical presence of the works.