9 – 17 June 2018
Expanses of water are frequently used for leisure and become sites for small adventures, made cosy by the promise of safe return. Thinking of these places and our experiences of them evokes in us a sense of longing for a past that might never have existed, or a memory that seems sweeter than the experience that gave it its genesis. Something seedier, but equally appealing might tinge the edges of these places. Seaside lights evoking bordellos in the darkness, each bulb a promise of illumination and simultaneously a little death.
For his fourth exhibition at Matt's Gallery Roy Voss presents a sculptural installation that sprawls across the floor of the gallery space. Voss has defined a vantage point, transforming the space into a seascape. Observing it from this remove brings a sense of its wholeness and completeness - a sense that we can never enjoy from within it; a joy predicated upon our exclusion - this might be as good as it gets.
Fathom is both a full size maquette and a sculpture in its own right. The piece relates to Voss' recent work The Way Things Are commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion and currently exhibiting at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool.
This is the eighth in a series of 10-day shows at Matt's Gallery.
Matt’s Gallery thanks the Arts Council England and Ron Henocq Fine Art for their generous support.
Further exhibitions at Matt’s Gallery
Rebecca Birch, Bronwen Buckeridge, David Cheeseman, Susan Hiller and Roy Voss
Blackrock Residency 2015
15 July – 19 September 2015
X Marks the Bökship, Jeremy Deller, Denise Hawrysio, Roy Voss, Test Centre, SJ Fowler, Merike Estna, Angus Braithwaite, Dan Perjovschi, Jim Woodall, Mark Pawson and Clunie Reid
1 May 2015 – 30 April 2016
All the World’s a Sunny Day
21 January – 8 March 2015
10 September – 2 November 2008