SARAH SZE AT THE VICTORIA MIRO

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Look at that, a little week away from the blog! I've been glued to my screen for the last 36 hours watching the Olympic Equestrian team fend off the competition and come in second overnight. The entirety of today is going to be spent watching the showjumping round and crossing my clammy fingers for Team GB! 

I've also been working on some posts for the brand new CreateVoice blog.

These photographs, meanwhile, were taken on my trip to the Victoria Miro to see Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences', which I posted about here. In the first gallery there was an exhibition of work by Sarah Sze, small installations, with a larger installation upstairs. 

I was really intrigued by her work, particularly with her use of shadow - most of the room was in part or complete darkness. Lights shine onto and through parts of her constructions, carefully balanced and specifically made for the gallery space at the Miro. I loved the little cut out letters, paint dripping onto the floor from the walls, even tiny architectural model-like structures with painted eggshell. Upstairs was the real showstopper though! Sze's work focused on the idea of science experiments, the tiny (fake!) bodies of mice, bubbling measuring jugs, carefully piled bottles of water, cans, light experiments, monitored plants and rocks tied methodically with string. I particularly loved the swinging pendulum which continually moved across the installation, yet never knocked anything over in the colosseum-shaped collection of objects. Like Grayson Perry's tapestries, I think the exhibition is well worth a visit.

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