Mantle PieceRosie Thomas
Opening: 21 May 5-8pm
Continues: 22 May - 6 June 2019
The mantle piece has become a place where objects are discarded, arranged or placed. It is an altar of the day, a place of trace. My mantle piece no longer channels smoke up a chimney. Rather, it sits comfortably and changeably, collecting day to day activities and memories through the objects placed on it and removed. Each object placed on the mantle has its own sense of time and memory embedded in it. These objects form new non-linear temporalities, unexpected possibilities. These objects placed together form a new narrative and this narrative is adaptable.
Image: Rosie Thomas, Mantle Piece (detail), 2019, imagined forms, collected forms, ceramics, plaster, ash, screen print, silver gelatin print, dimensions variable