Tiwani Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 - 20 Oct 2012
‘Cut and Paste’ is Mary Evans’ first solo exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary as well as in London. Evans presents a new large-scale installation, works in cut paper and a video, which highlight the conceptual intricacies and emotional pendulum that frequently surface within her work.
Mary Evans’ work prioritises site specificity using the space as a starting point to create Held (2012), a 50ft wide by 10ft high wall installation that takes on the monumentality of a frieze. Created with paper, the work constitutes generic images of the human form stripped to pictographic cyphers of naked silhouettes. However, the use of brown paper instead of the ‘traditional’ black characteristic of silhouettes symbolically deprives the figures of their neutrality. Other featured works that expand the repertoire of her practice include Recollection (2012), a series of commemorative plates integrated in the fabric of the gallery as well as the Willow Plate Series (2012), inspired by the blue and white pattern originally from China yet considered to be ‘quintessentially English’ domestic objects that can be seen on dinner tables in many homes.