The Pothole

A solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading.

at Standpoint

Installed across a vinyl floor collage, Anna Reading’s The Pothole presents a series of new sculpture and performance works developed over the past year as the 16th recipient of the major UK Award.

Combining layers of surplus commodity materials, including shredded foam, gravel, oyster shells, bitumen, chip forks and cardboard, Reading creates a highly tactile and fragmented environment within Standpoint Gallery. The gallery becomes a physically animated space, in which the figure and its surroundings interconnect. Performances will take the form of direct interactions with objects, simultaneously responding to their affect whilst also projecting meaning.

Traversing sculpture, moving image and performance, Reading’s practice addresses the absurd relationship between the organic and the synthetic. Sculptures appear familiar and puzzling at once, existing between life form & architecture, ancient & futuristic and decay & regeneration. Reading aims to foreground the illogical, the emotional and the sensory.

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is one of the most significant awards for emerging UK artists working in the field of sculpture. It seeks to reward outstanding and innovative practice, with a particular interest in work that demonstrates a commitment to process, or sensitivity to material.


Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 16 May, 6-9pm
17 May - 22 June 2019
Wednesday to Saturday, 12-5pm

45 Coronet Street
N1 6HD