Metousiosis

Yesterday I went to Fold Gallery (a very small but lovely space in the basement of 158 New Cavendish Street) for the first time to see ‘Metousiosis’ an exhibition of work by Simon Allison and Ted Larson. I went because I follow Ted Larson, an American artist, on Instagram and I had never seen his work in person. His pieces combine steel and colour, the work is smaller than I imagined from the photographs I’ve seen.

It was great to learn of Simon Allison’s work for the first time too. I really liked his tall turned oak piece and the long stick-like Sprite pieces on the walls (photos below). I am drawn to their work because they are using similar materials to me, and use a lot of colour, in a fine art environment. The exhibition is on until 3rd August.

Mean Smile, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2 cm

Mean Smile, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2 cm

Sea Shore, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2cm

Sea Shore, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2cm

Boxed Up, 2019, salvage steel, rivets, welded plinth, 46 x 15 x 7cm

Boxed Up, 2019, salvage steel, rivets, welded plinth, 46 x 15 x 7cm

Half True, 2017, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2cm

Half True, 2017, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 28 x 23 x 2cm

Talk Show, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 22 x 21 x 6cm

Talk Show, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 22 x 21 x 6cm

Certain Risk, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 23 x 22 x 6cm

Certain Risk, 2019, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanised rubber, chemicals, hardware. 23 x 22 x 6cm

Queen and King, 2018 by Simon Allison. Turned oak and pallet. 203 x 120 x 110cm

Queen and King, 2018 by Simon Allison. Turned oak and pallet. 203 x 120 x 110cm

Sprite XII, 2018 by Simon Allison. Wood, burnished aluminium and paint. 160 x 25 x 35cm.

Sprite XII, 2018 by Simon Allison. Wood, burnished aluminium and paint. 160 x 25 x 35cm.

Fold Gallery

Fold Gallery