Project Space & Art Gallery |Spring 2016
Saturday 13 Feb until Friday 15 April 2016
For Curious Projects, Colin Booth presents a new triptych, 'Utility Series' (an oblique reference to Utility Furniture of the immediate post-war years), which makes use of that most basic of materials, voile, or net curtain. Its ubiquitous, yet almost invisible presence in the built environment suggests it is something which we are not really supposed to see, moreover, something which restricts or inhibits our ability to see. What exactly are we looking at, what exactly are we being prevented from seeing? By suspending voile in the Curious Projects windows, he references both domestic interiors and adds a further spacial dimension to the wall-based piece. This tension between showing and hiding is an appropriate metaphor for the ambiguous and playful presence of 'Utility Series' as glimpsed through the window of Curious Projects.
Persistent themes in Colin Booth's work are his longstanding interest in early Modernism and the built environment, the interface between the historical and the new and the transformative potential of everyday objects and materials.
Colin Booth lives and works in St Leonards on Sea. He has exhibited widely and has had solo exhibitions at the Herbert Read Gallery, V&A Museum of Childhood and Laing Art Gallery. In March this year, his show 'Omnia Somnia' will be exhibited at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre in Brussels, as part the official 'Off-Site' programme of Art Brussels. In August 2016, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London, will host a solo presentation of new text work, 'Anxiety Ground'.
See more of Colin Booth's work here: