Water biscuit (2010)

Turk, G (2016) Water biscuit (2010). In: The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK, 22 January - 13 February 2016.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to present a new project in The Box by YBA Gavin Turk. Running from 22 January 2015 to 13 February 2016, the project, Water Biscuit (2010), will be accompanied by the release of a new limited edition print, Half and Half (2015). Half way down (or up) a classic half-pint pub glass, a circular biscuit is stuck flat across its diameter. The thickness of the glass adds an invisible, internal edge, allowing the biscuit to seemingly float. This visual effect provokes the viewer to imagine the surface of the biscuit as that of a liquid’s meniscus. The two objects powerfully expose themselves through a formal balancing act, serving to challenge each other’s everyday functions; the glass becomes an eccentric vitrine, whilst the biscuit becomes a mere place-marker.
Official URL: https://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibitions/87-gavin...
Date: January 2016
Event Location: Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Glass, water biscuit
Measurements/Duration: H122 x W71 x D71 mm
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 11:42
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 11:51
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