Jan. 16 - The Ronchini Gallery in London presents “The Uncanny”, an exhibition featuring works by two young artists and including pictures of 'real' clouds suspended in empty rooms. Tara Cleary reports.
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You wouldn't call this exhibition fluff, but some of the subject matter certainly is light.
These cloud images are the work of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who used a fog machine to create the series.
SOUNDBITE: Artist Berndnaut Smilde, saying (English):
"Well, the clouds they're a combination of smoke, moist and light, basically just there for a few seconds then it falls apart and in that few seconds I document it."
Called "The Uncanny" the exhibition features two emerging artists, Smilde and Adeline de Monseignat.
It draws on each one's relationship with their materials and the ways in which they create a sense of unease for the viewer by using the familiar out of context.
De Monseignat calls her figures "creaptures", a cross between sculptures and creatures.
SOUNDBITE: Artist Adeline de Monseignat saying (English):
"What really 'The Uncanny' is, is this uncertainty of whether something is alive or not, animate or inanimate, it is that moment where you're not quite sure what it is that you're looking at, so the fact that I am using organic materials suggests a sense of life, yet obviously they are sculptures, and I also work with motors."
"The Uncanny" was organized by independent curator, James Putnam and will run in London's Ronchini Gallery until February the 16th.
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