Structure & Material, Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black


Thursday 29 September, 6pm – 8pm

Friends, family & colleagues welcome.



This exhibition brings together three artists who each use an abstract, allusive vocabulary of object-making to investigate the way we create meaning through form.  Their chosen media and techniques are very different, though in each case familiar materials are made unsettlingly strange. Unlikely sculptural materials such as cosmetics, sugar paper, blackboard paint and brass hinges, or craft in the form of carpentry and tapestry, are co-opted by all three artists to diverse and distinctive effect.  From elements that are sometimes meagre or over-familiar, new forms are created that are authentically mysterious and highly evocative.


A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

Image credit:  Karla Black, Persuader Face, 2011.  Installation detail, Longside Gallery, March 2011.  Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.  Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.