Friday, January 25, 2008

Ginny Reed: 'Door Draw with Wall Text' - Schalter, Berlin

Door Draw with Wall Text
Ginny Reed at Schalter
Opening: Friday, 7th December, 2007, 6 p.m.
8th December, 2007 - 12th January, 2008
Thu, Fri, Sat, 3-7 p.m.

Schalter is pleased to announce Door Draw with Wall Text. The exhibition will present an installation by Newcastle-based artist Ginny Reed, and feature a small text created for the exhibition at Schalter. This is the first time Reed's work will be shown in Berlin.

Through its use of the familiar "Something with Something" titling, Door Draw with Wall Text asks us to consider notions of framing and more specifically the ìstill lifeî as means to enter the work. Here, the focus has been repositioned to concentrate on the gallery and exhibition as its own composition: the exhibition space, the installation, the traditional "interpretive" text and the viewer are all activated as part of the arrangement.

Further compounding this organization is the installation of Ginny Reed's work. A simple white line traces the path of the door. The door is, quite literally, opened to viewer but that gesture must also be seen as part of the work. This form of doubling continues throughout the exhibition, confronting the viewer with a series of questions without clear motive or end.

Ginny Reed's work explores the accumulation and dispersal of materials and human actions to highlight the remnants of an event. Often, she uses the small and simple particles of the everyday materials around us to investigate infinite or transcendent. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in the United Kingdom and across Europe. She is represented by the Workplace Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne.