17/09/2022 - 16/10/2022
New Work - Photography
Magali Reus - X I I
"Kerbside construction waste skips are transfigured as domestic fruit bowls in Magali Reus’ photographic series ‘Landings’. Pertly animated fruit and sliced cabbage slivers graze among heaped rubble, plaster dust, exhausted paint tubs, scraps of peeled wallpaper and splintered floorboards. Not some chance apparition of a discarded lunchtime kebab, this vegetal script, between semantic meaning and ornament, spells out the months of the Gregorian calendar.
These photographic prints are mounted onto steel panels bearing cropped and desaturated images of one of Reus’ childhood paintings, depicting a self portrait of the artist in arcadia. Sculptural powder-coated trays, accessorised with physical tags of the construction skip – welded hooks and tabs, custom swatches of ripped tarpaulin, wire and electric cable – enclose these idylls. On the frames’ outside surfaces, welded debossed script indicates elliptical abbreviations of months, seasons and crop air mileage."
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