Patricia L Boyd
On now — 03.08.2014
Patricia L Boyd
14 June - 2 August
In Metrics, Patricia L Boyd presents a new series of sculptures commissioned by Modern Art Oxford. Metrics addresses the latent political and social forces present in the world designed around us, making particular reference to the relationship between the artist's studio as a place of creation and the powerful influence of the commercial property market.
The sculptures, veneered with a 5mm layer of timber lifted from the floor of Boyd's current studio, are direct copies of furniture in cafes and offices in the area surrounding her current place of work in central London - a building temporarily consigned as studios for artists.
The texture of the floor is engrained with pockmarks and paint stains - evidence of the artist at work, and chimes with the current fashion for 'up-cycled' interior design featured in many offices, shops and cafes.
The surface of the floor is spattered with the remnants of material's used and discarded by the studio's previous artist occupants, each of them a temporary placeholder for prime real estate in process of redevelopment.
A talk by Josefine Wilstrom on concepts of labour in contemporary art, followed by a screening of films that relate to the exhibition, selected by Patricia L Boyd.
Metrics On now — 03.08.2014
In 'Metrics', Patricia L Boyd presents a new series of sculptures commissioned by Modern Art Oxford. She asks challenging questions about the everyday spaces in which we work and live, making particular reference to the relationship between the artist's studio as a place of creation and the powerful influence of the commercial property market.