3 March to 1 April 2001
Helen Maurer's work explores the nature and exposure of illusion,
whilst concurrently analysing the constituents of the image.
Maurer's first solo exhibition features a new body of
unclassifiable, visually arresting work comprising arrangements of
objects placed on the surfaces of overhead projectors. Initially,
these operate as sculptures, chaotic groupings of everyday detritus.
However, these assemblies become intricate visual orchestrations, as
they produce flat wall projections of resolutely ordered,
These works can be seen as chimera - equally as products
of the imagination or memory, or as hybrids of once separate realms.
Maurer is a London-based artist who completed her MA at the RCA in
1997. Recent group exhibitions include: Not At Home, Gallery
Westland Place, London (touring to Galerie Zrcher, Paris); Quotidian,
Paper Bag Factory, London; and Casting Installing, National
Glass Centre, Sunderland. The artist was recently commissioned by the
Royal Holloway College in collaboration with Kinnear Landscape
Architects. Maurer was Fellow in Glass at Central Saint Martins
College of Art, London, 1994-95.