Repose, 2018

Glass vanity trays, covered in a thin layer of soot, are positioned leaning on a shelf, their undersides face outwards. The act of re-positioning them their original function, implying a transitory state further emphasized by the interstitial and temporality of the sooted surface.

The works follow Leighton-Boyce’s interest in social-history and the politics of labour. These durational works explore the materiality of drawing in a three-dimensional sculptural expression. The work emphasises bodily and spatial concerns through both its production and viewing experience; a simultaneous action of accumulation and erasure causing the supporting surface to withdraw, affecting environmental and sensory relations.

Links to other works exhibited in Dreaming of Dead Fish:
And all these things I do not mention
Intent on something yet undone
Dreaming of Dead Fish

Images: Simon Liddiard