Intimation of Presence

Intimation of Presence

22 March - 13 April 2013

Works that hint and allude; nothing is quite what we expect. Stitches and seams describe a cloth that no longer exists. Etchings and collages explore the human psyche and dreamscapes. Iconic chairs, delicately drawn with individual cotton threads. Photograms of Victorian lace and crystal, a shadow of their existence.

Pip Culbert’s deconstructs clothing and other fabrics, removing all of the fabric apart from the seams. Delicate, this process reveals a skeletal structure of the garment or object. A patchwork bed cover is deprived of its warming essence and becomes a geometrical structure of memories. The remnants assume ghostly silhouettes and the holes become more evocative than the parts. Pip translates cloth into a pictorial format, transforming three dimensional garments into two dimensional forms where depth is simulated and the viewer is invited to fill in the gaps. Her works emerge as stitched reliefs that relate to folk traditions. Pip Culbert graduated in Industrial Design, Engineering, at the Royal College of Art.

Míla Fürstová works in print and collage, bringing together these two and three dimensional mediums. While overlaying, embossing, printing and cutting the paper, she layers and integrates fantastical stories in monochrome dusty burgundies or cloudlike greys. Narrative landscapes are etched onto an unraveling flower-like ribbon and Míla’s stylised figures illustrate a timeless and mystical existence including a woodland fantasy installed into an imagined London skyline. Míla creates poetic imagery that she describes as an intimate portrayal of humanity. Born in Czechoslovakia, Míla studied at the Charles University of Prague and the Royal College of Art. She lives and works in Gloucestershire.

Using single strands of thread, Jane Goodwin has created a series of drawings of iconic chairs insp