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2000-2009

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Manningtree, Essex, North House Gallery, Alison Wilding, 21 October - 18 November 2006

London, Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Alison Wilding - Interruptions, 15 June – 28 July 2006

Literature

Jo Applin and Briony Fer, Alison Wilding, Lund Humphries in association with Ridinghouse, 2018, p167, illus colour p166

Description

'A title such as Lid (Kohl) merely echoes the metonymic structure of the piece itself - the slippage of one thing to another, creating a small blizzard of associations in the process. Wilding made this small work as a response to an ancient Egyptian vessel for keeping black kohl; a tiny blue marble jar. She cast a piece fixed to a fixed to a brass disc in bronze, creating her own version of a lidand inserted it into a glass beaker. The combination does not make a metaphor, I would suggest, but rather sets in train an exercise in which sculpture acts itself out. It is a perfect fit, as it were, that does not fit. Instead a lump of greenish bronze protrudes too far down into a transparent glass vessel of a kind we might drink out of as well as store things in. Our feelings about an ordinary object are made strange in the process, through a series of abstract conjunctions and displacements hat shift between bodily and formal realms.' 1 1. Jo Applin and Briony Fer, Alison Wilding, Lund Humphries in association with Ridinghouse, 2018, p167, illus colour p166