Saturday, 30 June 2012

Flying by the seat of your pants - Kat Button


“Flying by the seat of your pants” previewed & christened the newly established ‘Cross Street Gallery” in Standish on June 16th to a delighted crowd of art lovers from far & wide.

You first enter the gallery space to a stark, almost coral like sculpted piece, white against white, the various surfaces of the work emphasising the depth & variation in texture inviting you to look deeper and longer, before pulling yourself away to venture further into the exhibition..

Kat Button’s organically rich & intricately detailed sculptures, which she terms ‘nests’ hang from the ceiling in an explosion of bright vivid colours & tactile fabrics against the stark white gallery walls, and you feel yourself completely immersed in an alien world, albeit one in which you are more than happy to linger and explore..


 In the corner a photograph of a sunken trolley, lost in a barnacled abandonment, it is then realised & brought back to life, covered in a colourful creeping array of pseudo underwater life forms tightly woven into the metal rib cage of this reborn shiny beast.



On another wall a completely interactive sculptural painting evolves in a wave of changing colour as visitors to the exhibition reflect and play with the various tiny circles that make up the piece.


 There is so much more to see, including a section of the exhibition inviting visitors to make their own mini postcard spin paintings.
  
“Flying by the seat of your pants” by Kat Button is on till the end of July at the new Cross Street Gallery, Standish.

Come and see, play, feel & interact.
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