Exhibitions2018She Sees the Shadows

She Sees the Shadows

13 Jul - 4 Nov 18

The Roberts Institute of Art with Mostyn

MOSTYN, Wales UK presented this group exhibition of works by over 40 contemporary artists from the David Roberts Collection, marking the first off-site collaboration by David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF).

Inspired by the story of a 22-year-old woman in Lyon who gained sight for the first time, the exhibition was designed to resonate with the ideas found in Space and Sight. Each artist re-conceived day-to-day objects and materials in unexpected ways – a bench, plug socket, grate, section of railing or broom – inviting viewers to see alternative qualities and narratives therein.

Some artists used precious materials to confer value to unremarkable commonplace objects, such as Gavin Turk's cardboard box cast in bronzen or Susan Collis’ paint-splattered broom, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Other subtle modifications to objects subvert their use: wooden bannister rails jointed into an endless loop, public benches where the seat is elevated beyond reach, notebooks opened to face the wall so their contents are entirely obscured.

She sees the shadows was accompanied by a new publication with responses to the project from writers Orit Gat, Claire Potter and Sally O’Reilly, and artists David Birkin, Jason Dodge, Marine Hugonnier, Marlie Mul, Magali Reus and Douglas White.

Featured artists included: Caroline Achaintre, Horst Ademeit, Fiona Banner, Sara Barker, Phyllida Barlow, Neil Beloufa, David Birkin, Karla Black, Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Lea Cetera, Susan Collis, Thomas Demand, Jason Dodge, Boyle Family, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Rodney Graham, Harry Gruyaert, Jeppe Hein, Marine Hugonnier, Pierre Huyghe, Matthew Day Jackson, Tatsuya Kimata, Rachel Kneebone, Elad Lassry, Bob Law, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Kris Martin, Marlie Mul, Nika Neelova, Man Ray, Magali Reus, Pietro Roccasalva, Analia Saban, Erin Shirreff, Monika Sosnowska, Oscar Tuazon, Gavin Turk, Franz West, Douglas White.