Private View: Friday 27th January 18:30 - 22:00
Alice Chandler’s practice is underpinned by a focus on the things we fill our world with, and why we do so. Often influenced by gender and taste, our engagement with objects and interior space can be significant in shaping our personalities. In particular, domestic objects, as items we contend with and handle everyday, help to form a material biography of our lives. She is interested in the relationships between familiar and unfamiliar, domestic and industrial, functional and functionless, and the crossover between sculpture, craft and design. By transforming everyday objects through use of colour, scale, and material, she aims to create objects and installations that become layered with context and are capable of triggering multiple associations, whilst also maintaining a level of aesthetic pleasure.
Floordrobe explores ideas around interior space, object functionality, clutter, organisation, and storage as a form of personal display. Repeated domestic motifs become abstracted, objects become open ended, and the everyday interactions that occur between person and object are questioned.
Alice Chandler graduated from Sculpture at The University of Edinburgh in 2015. Recent shows include: General Studies, Outpost, Norwich; TH4Y, Generator Projects, Dundee; HIX Prize 2016, Unit London, London; Bankley Studios Open Call, Manchester; and Home & Away, CASS Art Space, Glasgow.