The South London Gallery hosts the first institutional solo exhibition in London by Dutch artist Magali Reus (b. 1981). Reus’ sculptural forms, often made in series, are subtly suggestive of familiar machines or apparatus whose function and identity remains intentionally ambiguous. At the SLG, a new body of sculptures is presented in spatial chapters and designed to appear in a state of transition – frozen in progress, caught mid-function, or in a state of restoration, ruin or abandonment. Images and their representative materials are seen to move transformed between different chemical states. Visual elements are reproduced, layered and repeated in works that are individually crafted using casting, moulding and weaving techniques, pitting the aggressive emptiness of manufacture against the slow diligence of handwork. Find out more about the Magali Reus exhibition from the SLG’s website.
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