FOLD Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by Ellen Hyllemose, her first solo show in London.
The title of the show refers to interacting with landscape. To see, to move, to experience line, structure and form. These traits and actions become material for a new kind of landscape reconfigured within the gallery.
Fragments of landscape occur in the paper works. They are cut up, rearranged and reconfigured and hung simply; on a nail. A large sculpture of stuffed Lycra confronts you as you enter the gallery. Like a chunk of landscape it contains small layers of coloured concrete, squeezed between the Lycra and the functional objects within. Although this work is sculptural in form it may also be viewed as a big painting, where colour and material are placed and shaped, almost traditionally. It is a lump of colour. There is a loose, non-permanent nature to this work, as each time it is remade it is slightly different. The shape of the sewn Lycra and the character of the stuffing maintains the basic form but allows for the work to respond to the space around it. This organic nature references how we view landscapes, which never appear the same, always changing in different light and conditions.
Further along the gallery is a double layered, hanging painting covered partly with Lycra. This reacts directly with the architecture of the space, highlighting the limit of the proportions of the gallery. It is hung with coloured rope that reaches to the ceiling. This not only brings attention to the height of the gallery, but also its own functionality. There is a relationship with the body, as it is hard to see the entire work at once and as a viewer you are encouraged to move along its length to encounter the detail within.
Each work in this show has a connection with landscape; you are given a partial view, a detail, hints of colour and structure. The viewer is made aware of the internal space of the gallery and the space the work occupies. We walk this work as we walk through landscape.
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