This exhibition is the artist's first Solo show and reflects her continued interrogation into value systems and the formation of value around substances and/or materials. Similarly, Mandy is interested in the ongoing change and significance of value in relation to the transformation from 'raw' material and substances into art and objects.

 

The work consists of a series of 11 vessels made of  'found'  i.e. discarded, collected and donated materials.  The shape of the vessels references the oldest known clay vessel, fragments of which were found in the Yuchanyan Cave in China, dated at over 18,000 years old.
 
By definition a vessel is a functional object, a bowl, capable of holding and containing. It represents abundance and poverty, the possibility of fullness and its antithesis, emptiness. In this investigation the artist relies on the symbolic reading of a vessel, being a container for the soul.  
 
The materials the artist has used are, historically, those for which people have given their lives and for which lives have been traded, as is the case of Slaves for Salt.

Please join us at the Opening on Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 18:00.

Cost: Free

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