A Lot or Knot

New sculptures and works on paper by Martina von Meyenburg.

at Coleman Project Space

The histories of found objects and materials form the basis of von Meyenburg’s sculptural investigation. As a collector and curator of “traces”, the visceral and associative evidence of the previous lives of things, she is interested in how particular material combinations and modes of display can alter our relationship to the ‘data’ presented.

In A Lot or Knot the artist pushes the playfully surreal and instinctive aspects of her practice. With an open remit, she has approached the construction of works and their placement in the gallery – as individual elements and part of a connected whole – with the curious physical particulars of the site in mind.

As the title suggests, von Meyenburg is focused on the binds that tie – the obvious and less palpable facets of a series of material conversations. In some works, this is played out quite literally: chairs lashed together with rope, tangle-haired mop heads brooding in corners, pillows tied to pitchforks, using all manner of trusses and textiles, and in ways reminiscent of the forced introduction that yields an unexpected response.

Coleman Project Space

Opening Times
Preview: Friday 17 May, 6-9.30pm
18 May - 9 June 2019
Friday to Sunday, 12-6pm

Coleman Project Space
94 Webster Road, Bermondsey,
SE16 4DF