Works Perfectly

  1. Works Perfectly - Press release
  2. Interiors - Deborah Levy
  3. Behind A Painted Door – Lynn MacRitchie
Neil Cummings, Alan Curry, Alexandra McGlynn, Jacqueline Pennell, Graham Plumb, Hadrian Pigott, Orlan Ryan, Rebecca Scott

8 November – 3 December 1994

Rear Window, Flat 11, Harding House, 24 Gloucester Street, London SW1

Things are enclosed, sheltered, securely protected. In a carpeted apartment with solid polished brass fittings, period style cornicing, low amp lights, video entry-phones and card-access computers, we are misguided by the striking un-familiarity of common objects.

A leisure clothed householder, relaxing in his/her domestic unit and repeating the comforting gestures of domestic life is far away from the more consciously dressed gallery-goer, viewing art in a neutral, but very specific context.

If works of art are placed orderly around a flat akin to a gallery, how is one to perceive the relevance of such a display?

When the artworks are themselves metamorphosed domestic objects, and they are re-contextualised by being returned to a domestic environment, how are we to perceive the relevance of such a metamorphosis?

Each in different ways, eight artists interfere with the brand new living spaces of a recently refurbished stucco-fronted Regency style terrace, catering for particular social classes, and set in a transient area of London. Next door, in a mirror image apartment, another potential has been fully realised to luxurious decorative specifications…

Exhibition curated by Suzanne Walther, Rear Window.

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Neil Cummings, Untitled, installation view, mixed media, 1994, Photo: D. Martin

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Jacqueline Pennell, Untitled, installation view, mixed media, 1994, Photo: D. Martin

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Orla Ryan, Leave Them, Iíll Do Them Later, installation view, video work, 1994, Photo: D. Martin