What you lookin’ at?
17 April – 9 June 1996
John Frankland’s new commission made specially for Matt’s Gallery will be his first major installation since You Can't Touch This in 1993, at the Hales Gallery.
Frankland will install a sculpted surface in the gallery, similar to a wall. Richly coloured and with the appearance of solidity, the object is in fact intensely fragile, its surface constructed from stretched polythene. The sculpture, which can only essentially be experienced as a surface, is ambiguous, referring to the internal architecture of a building, the language of painting and the physical experience of the cinema.
John Frankland has recently received considerable attention through his inclusion in Young British Artists IV at the Saatchi Gallery, 1995 and his selection for the British Art Show Four, which tours Britain throughout 1996.
The new commission offers an opportunity to see a new work by the artist which will confirm his status as one of the most interesting sculptors working in Britain today.