Julian Hartnoll
37 Duke Street St. James's · London · SW1Y 6DF · 0207 839 3842
fine artmonger · established 1968
About this exhibition
Artwork in the exhibition
Mary Furness - Specimens
12 December 2011 - 23 December 2011

Mary Furness graduated from City and Guilds in 2010. Julian Hartnoll gives her first gallery show of small beautiful works on paper at 37 Duke Street St James's -  the smallest gallery in the West End.

The exhibition is entitled "Specimens" which reflects the imagery of the works - in the artist's words this project was inspired by a display of iridescent beetles at the National History Museum and displays of anthropological objects at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

The butterfly-like images on black are fixed to their backgrounds with pins; they are made in glistening gold and silvers with ultramarines and other rich colours.

They are created by chance.

Are the scraps of paper the actual specimens or representations of specimens? Do they describe moments? Can they more mystically be seen as manifestations of other worldly objects? Are they shamans?

These are some of the questions these little, modestly prices works present.

They come in framed pairs at £195

The exhibition is open from 11am to 6pm

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