04/09/2021 - 04/10/2021
New Work - Painting
Helen Marten - Sparrows On the Stone
Sparrows On the Stone marks Marten’s first major solo presentation in the UK since Drunk Brown House, at the Serpentine Gallery in 2016, and follows on from her acclaimed debut novel The Boiled in Between, published in Autumn 2021. Featuring a significant new body of work, the exhibition comprises a group of new silk-screened paintings with sculptural appendages; filling the entirety of the gallery space and interconnected by a unique installation system of walls and cables, mapping the whole system of works into the singularity of a body form.
In this new work, Marten conjures a strange invention of images that don’t yet exist, layered with metaphor and logic-defying imagery and linguistic associations that covertly reveal the potentials for slippage and elasticity in meaning.