10 September – 2 November 2008
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.
Further exhibitions at Matt’s Gallery
9 – 17 June 2018
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