Incredibly interesting, I think I like the backs of the works as much as the front!
Hart makes work about the routines and spaces of everyday life. BANGER is a new body of ceramic works that continues her investigation into relationships and domestic life, in this case the car as the interior space where so many family dynamics are played out. Beyond the windscreen there are urban scenes clamouring with signs and instructions and rural horizons with endless possible routes to navigate. In BANGER the relentless velocity of decision making is as inescapable as the changing weather.
The exhibition highlights the London based artist’s work with ceramics, a material she turned to in order to find the ‘real’ in art: ‘clay can be an exciting way to talk about chaos … what is immediately important is how personal it is. There’s a very raw direct relationship between the clay and my hands’.
A major new book made especially to accompany the exhibition will be available for purchasing in the gallery. As well as looking back over Hart’s career, it includes installation photography of the show in Edinburgh, and new writing by Fruitmarket director Fiona Bradley, Director of Tate Liverpool Helen Legg, and artist and filmmaker Sarah Wood. It also includes a new short story written by writer Ali Smith, inspired by visits to Emma Hart’s studio during the making of BANGER.
Free Curator’s tour with Ben Borthwick: Wed 24 April, 1.15pm
Tues, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-5pm
Wed Late Night Opening 11-7pm
(Closed Sunday & Monday)
Please note the Gallery will be closing at 4pm on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April.
The Gallery will also be closed on Tuesday 23 April.
Please note that Mamma Mia! is not being shown at The Edge
Image credit: Green Light, 2018. Ceramic, Perspex and steel. Courtesy the artist and The Sunday Painter, London.
Installation view, Emma Hart: BANGER, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018
Photograph: Ruth Clark. Courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Video courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018, directed by Brian Ross.