Anna Reading: The Pothole
Cross Lane Projects, Kendal
9 November - 14 December 2019
PV Friday 8 November 2019 6-9pm
Cross Lane Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading.
Installed across a floor of vinyl collages, Anna Reading’s The Pothole, which was first shown at Standpoint gallery in London, presents a series of new sculpture and performance works developed over the past year as the 16th recipient of the major UK award.
Combining layers of surplus commodity materials, including shredded foam, gravel, oyster shells, bitumen, chip forks and cardboard, Reading creates a highly tactile and fragmented environment. Her sculptures appear familiar and puzzling at once, existing between life form and architecture, ancient and futuristic and decay and regeneration.
This new body of work continues the artist’s exploration into the absurd relationship between the organic and the synthetic. Reading’s sculptural structures appear as relics from an unknown future. She combines materials that cling to the sculptures ‘as if they’ve grown there without being cleaned away’, in an attempt to consider ‘what can grow uncontrollably out of moments of destruction and chaos’.
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