SWING AND SWIRL - JULIET AND JAMIE GUTCH - THURLE WRIGHT

SWING AND SWIRL - JULIET AND JAMIE GUTCH - THURLE WRIGHT

8 July - 30 July 2016

Undulating leaves of wood cast mesmerising shadows, alongside curled fragments of paper freed from books. Swing and Swirl brings together ethereal mobiles by Juliet and Jamie Gutch and provoking paper cuts by Thurle Wright. The lightness of the elm in the mobiles echoes the swirling pieces of paper, proposing a dialogue between materials, rhythms, movement and forms.

The butterfly effect inspired Juliet and Jamie Gutch’s pieces for the show. The idea of how people and movement in a room affect their mobiles reminded them of the effect of the beating of a butterfly’s wing causing, sometime later, a hurricane on the other side of the world: the idea of chaos and consequence. With their mobiles “you just need to walk past them and they move. If you blow on them they move fast, sometimes jerkily. If you're still, they are still”. The beautiful shapes and forms follow Lorenz Attractors that represent the chaos theory or the butterfly effect. For these works, Juliet and Jamie have also been experimenting with a range of new techniques - using ink to give a wash over the wood and using text on the material.

The different elements of each mobile are in perfect balance, they glance past each other, suggestin