19/05/2023 - 22/06/2023

Contemporary - Textiles

Matthew Harris - A Table of Prepararions

Wed-Sat: 11-6pm

Harris’ first solo exhibition at the gallery debuts a new body of work in cloth and paper. ‘A Table of Preparations’ is borrowed from the term composer John Cage used to describe the instructions he gave on how to ‘prepare’ a piano.

From the early 1940’s Cage experimented with strategically placing a variety of objects into the strings of a piano. Using a selection of everyday items such as nuts and bolts, screws, erasers, blocks of wood and strips of rubber, plastic and card, Cage set about transforming the sonic world of the instrument.

Drawing inspiration from a “Cagean game of chance”, the show gives prominence to Harris’ ongoing explorations into the compositional possibilities which surface through anarchic randomization.


Fitzrovia 7 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia W1T 2JD