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Salon-Vert: Materializing Perspectives – Between Art and Design. 13 July – 12 August 2011

Salon Vert’s survey of four contemporary UK artists – Materializing Perspectives – Between Art and Design shows sculptures and installations that look beyond design and function to cross genres of art, design, science and architecture. Objects that we associate with the everyday – a chandelier, a shelf, a glass of wine – are transformed into installations that surprise our perception and expectations of the environment to see the uncanny in the everyday objects.

Jamie Anley’s paperclip chandelier light installation is inspired by the redundant paraphernalia of the ‘paperless office’ and made out of thousands of humble steel paperclips.

James Ireland’s art/landscape sculptures and site-specific installation combine minimalist sculptural aesthetics using industrial materials (metal, glass, vinyl) combined with natural elements such as tree branches.

James Hopkins makes a contemporary take on surrealism, reminiscent of Max Ernst’s “Les cages sont toujours imaginaires”, with his clever sculptural interventions presenting simple phrases that have an impossible reflection when viewed in the mirror.

Self-Portrait, by artist collective rAndom International is both performance and image combining a temporary portrait  with new digital media in the form of an ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ screen creating a duotone time-based image of the viewer that hauntingly disappears within a few minutes.

Materializing Perspectives – Between Art and Design. 13 July – 12 August 2011

Salon Vert, 21 Park Square East, Regent’s Park London NW1 4LH.  T: +44 (0)20 7486 1760. Mon – Fri 10am-6pm

Image: James Hopkins. Mirror My Desire, 2010

www.salon-vert.com

About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space - creator of art projects - writer on art

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