Rowena Harris and Vera Kox
12.04.12 – 04.05.12
Showing together for the first time, Harris and Kox will present sculptural works with the gallery space in mind, initiating a dialogue between their two unique individual practices through site-specific pieces. The physicality and materiality of the objects exhibited offer the key to a perfect encounter.
Vera Kox’s consumptive sumptuous sculptures cut into the flesh of ordinary matter to reveal its intricate role in our lives. Kox’s work erupts, stretches and collapses; matter is portrayed in a tension between its intended purpose and its transformation into something else.
The deconstruction of matter reveals its unrestrainable nature in a symposium of unpredictable shapes.
Rowena Harris’ work confronts us with a semblance of a monument, as if the viewer stands in the midst of questionable commemorations to a now that might already be a past. The ephemeral victory is nailed down and crushed by the weight of societies expectations.
Please join us to discover new shapes and forms within the evolution of two young artists, their work delivered to you in Punctuating.
Rowena Harris was born 1985 in Norfolk, UK. Lives and works in London. She obtained an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London in 2010. Rowena was selected for New Contemporaries 2010. She has exhibited in the UK and Internationally. Exhibitions include: (Solo) Believing in Things, Van Horbourg Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 2011 – (Solo) Sculptures, Schwartz Gallery Project Space, London, 2011- No More Icons, Black Friars Hordings, Rod Barton Gallery, London, 2012 – Face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London, 2011- Title Art Prize, BlankSpace, Manchester, 2011 – Site of Flesh and Stone, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011- New Contemporaries, The ICA, London 2010 – New Contemporaries, The A Foundation, Liverpool, 2010 – To Look is to Labour, Laden Fuer Nichts, Leipzig, Germany, 2010.
Vera Kox was born in 1984, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. She lives and works in London. Vera Kox’s work is set within minimalist concerns of perception and an interest in the unpredictable nature of matter. She has exhibited in the UK and Internationally. Exhibitions include: Nur die Guten kommen in den Garten, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg, 2011 – Pearls of the North, Palais d’Iena, Paris, France , 2011, Photographs (solo), Luxembourg House in London, UK, 2011 – Words to Mouth (solo), Van Horbourg, Basel, Switzerland , 2011 – Inauguration, Luxembourg Embassy, London, UK, 2011 – Hidden in the obvious, San Remo Projekt Raum, Berlin, Germany , 2009 – 2007 Art Prize Robert Schuman, Trier, Germany 2007.
6PM – 8.30PM
An exhibition curated by Valentina Fois.
Private View 12.04.2012. Pictures by Raymond Cheung
Punctuating on Criticismism
Punctuating on Spoonfed