In this inaugural exhibition at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, Jewyo Rhii presents a horizontal sculpture that echoes the shape of the vertical fence in a previous installation, ‘Walls to Talk to’, and is here used to display a series of drawings made in response to writer Irene Veenstra’s commentary on the earlier work. The objects and images that this structure draws together constitute a physical means of communicating, a response to a response, a nascent conversation trailing memories of that which precedes it. Ever since her earliest projects in the late 1990s Jewyo Rhii has constantly tried to find new ways of displaying her artworks and presenting her performances as well as new ways for viewers to observe and interact with them.
Jewyo Rhii is intrigued by that certain moment when a narrative is generated, the movement that occurs to make a story begin. Her art is infused by the experiences of her peripatetic life and her engagement with the particularity of the places and situations in which she finds herself. Rhii’s drawings and installations capture some of the resonance of these places, often using words to evoke aspects of both a physical and emotional landscape. She has spoken of the idea of ‘sculpting words’ and has at times constructed machines and devices that generate text through an interaction with bodily movement. Her installations are directly related to her physical presence in the world and she views the body as a ‘third language’, augmenting the verbal and the visual, one whose potential is all too often untapped. More recently she has developed makeshift machines for collaborative performances with other artists.
|Duration||21 November 2017 - 21 January 2018|
|Times||Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm|
|Venue||Amanda Wilkinson Gallery|
|Address||1st Floor 18 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SH|
|Contact||4402033552416 / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://amandawilkinsongallery.com/|