Pods, portals & thresholds

Sprawson, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-6407-3861, 2013. Pods, portals & thresholds. Mrs Rick's Cupboard, Nottingham, 17 May - 5 July 2013.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Sprawson, D.
Date: 2013
Description: For the purposes of the next exhibition, ‘Pods, Portals & Thresholds’, Derek Sprawson imagines ‘Mrs Rick’s Cupboard’ assuming a shrine like quality; a place of pilgrimage that visitors need to seek out, a quest. He responds to the notion that the site is a portal; a magical space into which he has inserted numerous pod-like objects/paintings each functioning as an individual threshold. The work installed within the space makes for a latent experience. This is an enclosure, an awkward refuge; it offers security yet infiltration, belonging as well as isolation. The paintings proffer a paradoxical impression of substance and transparency, vulnerability and absurdity. A waxy blend of oil paint washed or dipped - a tidemark; or the scuffed, indistinct burr of oil paint brushed straight from the tube. The ova shaped supports elicit a notion of pods often with holes to fathom [Mrs Rick's Cupboard website].
Official URL: http://www.mrsrickscupboard.com/pods-portals--thre...
Event Location: Mrs Rick's Cupboard, Nottingham
Event Dates: 17 May - 5 July 2013
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 07 Apr 2016 08:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:01
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27406

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