Live in Your Art — Margaret Roberts and “Grotto” — Lesley Giovanelli
Live in Your Art — Margaret Roberts
This work is an engagement with the relationship between the ‘abstract’ space created by artwork and the literal space in which it is located. Margaret explores the dual nature of the space of INDEX. by acknowledging the fact that it is both an art space and a living space, reproducing forms found in the space and engaging the artwork with the furniture that would have otherwise been a distraction from it.
“Grotto” — Lesley Giovanelli
Grotto explores the relationship between color, substance and space, creating in three dimensions klee like patterns made from painted synthetic gauze like material applied over basic architectural forms. Perception of space and the experience of color relationships are brought to play against one another through the application of two dimensional patterning onto the surface planes of the three dimensional objects. The entire work is again complicated by the ephemeral and insubstantial quality of the gauze — rendering its reality uncertain.
PROJECT DIARY ENTRY 1
Margaret Roberts took up residency at INDEX. and spent a good part of yesterday considering our floor and our walls. There is something reassuring about it, having a space specialist (a spacialist) contemplate the dimensions, problems and advantages of the space we otherwise inhabit in relative ignorance and distracted unconcern. As we scurried around chasing the details of our busy lives, always, in the background, either standing or sitting or walking around, was the figure of Margaret Roberts, quietly at work sketching in black tape on the concrete floor the diagrams of her thought. Her presence was like something that is available only from the corner of your eye.