Bruce Haines

Audrey Reynolds

25 Jan - 03 Mar 2012

© Audrey Reynolds
Third Girl
25 January - 3 March, 2012

Ancient & Modern presents ‘Third girl’, an exhibition of new work by Audrey Reynolds.
In ‘Coupet’ the artist performs fragments of recorded conversations in which she discusses Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Jacob’s Room’ (1922) with poet Megan Watkins. Told through impressions and opinions of family and friends, the novel follows the story of Jacob Flanders in the years running up to the great War. Similarly, Reynolds’ spoken word recording is interlaced with statements of drifting intent tinged with the literary and ornamental.
‘Curbelow’ is proposed as a mute rejoinder to the audio work’s informal exchange. This site-specific sculpture uses mass-produced carpet partly ‘fitted’ and partly following an imaginary or imposed template. The title, a play on furbelow (an ornamental trim) hints at the work’s ambiguous footing between utility and embellishment.
Audrey Reynolds (b.1969) is a London-based artist. Recent solo exhibitions include The dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (ireland) and outpost gallery, Norwich

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