Gallery opening times:
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July 11am – 4pm
Preview: Thursday July 2nd 6pm – 8pm
Louise Winter is interested in questioning the fixed identities of objects and materials so they defy usual definitions and expectations, or, as the artist Tom Friedman has said, ‘Testing what matter is by allowing it not to be’.
Central to her practice are ideas of displacement: is the location of material central to its definition so that if it is displaced from its ‘real’ context can it still be regarded as the same object, where then does it exist, if at all? She interested in how the re-assembling of such material, or discarded aspects of known objects, can start to question the boundaries of the real by creating a tension between the literal and abstract readings of these objects as signifiers.
Winter’s practice is investigative in its nature and form, moving between object, process, event and performance. She doesn’t ‘create’ objects but works with already existing matter to collapse the distance between art and the mundane, exploring the poetic and absurd potential of the everyday.