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Roy Voss: Fathom, 9–17 June 2018 | All the World’s a Sunny Day, 21 January–8 March 2015 | Cast, Matt's Gallery & Dilston Grove, 28–30 September, 5–7 October and 12–14 October 2012 | Pine 10 September–2 November 2008 | Publications | Editions | Artist’s Website



Roy Voss | Work in Progress for Pine, 2008

Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery, 2008

Jack Catling and Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery 2008

Jack Catling and Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery 2008

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Throughout the summer Roy Voss has been using the gallery as a studio to produce a new body of work for his first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery.

Pine centres on the relationships between object and image. Assisted readymades – adapted domestic lamps in the form of figures, plants and buildings – populate a reconfigured gallery space adorned with large-scale painted backdrops and digitally printed wallpaper of landscapes containing single words.

Registers of public and domestic space are disrupted with internal walls and apertures providing multiple viewing points within the gallery, choreographing the viewer’s movement through the space and creating a sense of theatricality that is redoubled by the artist’s manipulation of natural and artificial light sources.

Monochrome wallpaper features double images of signs within country-scapes – white words on wooden frameworks erected in situ – whose exotic grandeur evokes nostalgia and alludes to exploration, wandering and wondering. Images and words form alliances with the sculptures, reinforcing or undermining emergent associations. Single words suggest double meanings. Repeated, they become gentle admonishments or soft reassurances.

A new publication by Roy Voss, the eighteenth in the second series of Matt’s Gallery booklets, is free to visitors throughout the exhibition. A limited edition print is available during the exhibition.

To see work in progress for this exhibition click here



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Tom Jolliffe and Robin Klassnik, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery


Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery, 2008


Work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery, 2008


Tom Jolliffe, work in progress for Roy Voss' exhibition Pine


Tom Jolliffe, work in progress for Roy Voss' exhibition Pine


Tom Jolliffe with Roy Voss, work in progress for Roy Voss' exhibition Pine

Tom Jolliffe, work in progress for Pine at Matt’s Gallery


Tom Jolliffe, work in progress for Roy Voss' exhibition Pine


Roy Voss and Robin Klassnik, work in progress for Pine

Work in progress forRoy Voss' exhibition Pine

Work in progress forRoy Voss' exhibition Pine

Work in progress forRoy Voss' exhibition Pine

Work in progress forRoy Voss' exhibition Pine


Paul Carter, Kieran Mahon and Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine

 


Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine


Paul Carter, Kieran Mahon and Roy Voss, work in progress for Pine

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