P.V: 30 April 2015 (7 - 9pm) 1 May – 12 June 2015 Press Release
Mrs Rick’s Cupboard is pleased to invite you to our next exhibition, ‘Shed’ by Lynn Fulton. "I have an affinity with sheds that runs far deeper than perhaps I realized, an idea of a shed that has followed me since early days with makeshift guinea pig hutches, a place where I embarked on ill-advised construction projects and an early career as an abstract painter. My first car was referred to as a ‘shed’ by a policeman in Manchester when he stopped me to check whether it was indeed road worthy, a shed in fact can be many things. A place to keep things, that may or may not be useful, or valuable or at all necessary; a place to plan and dream, and sulk, perhaps a place of order and control, or of shameful untidiness."
Fulton’s practice is concerned with an exploration of materials and situations, constructed or encountered. This is an ongoing process of collecting, using and reusing materials and images. She is interested in the relationships that are set up between the accidental and deliberate. A central concern is ‘Site’, as in a place where something is happening, in process: an archaeological site, storage site, a place where things are being uncovered/discovered, memory, history, narrative, things that may be useful, stored for future use. Fulton is interested in the temporary, improvised nature of making sculpture.
"Mrs Rick's cupboard is not a shed as we might imagine, it is not a rustic idyll smelling of dust and oil and spider webs, there are no jars of rusting nails and pieces of string. I like to think of this cupboard, being made with secret love perhaps, as a place of contemplation and quiet order where Mrs Rick could gather her thoughts as she reached for the HB pencils, her treasures waiting in the gloom. I have brought my own treasures, and useful/less things to spend some time, and see what emerges." For press enquiries please email info@MrsRicksCupboard.com