At the Goswell Road gallery in Paris, young British artist Laurence Sturla presented “Behind the fridge”, his first solo exhibition accompanied by a limited edition book of his work.
Laurence Sturla is a British young artist based in Vienna. “Behind the fridge” is his first solo show at the Goswell Road artspace and publishing house, and the book accompanying the exhibition is the first book of his work. The publication is edited in 25 signed and numbered copies, and will launch at the opening.
The artist states: “A mop, casual in a bright pink bucket, is replete with a solid bronze strainer. Lovely crafted and wax polished. Used nonetheless. Pit fired bookends hold books on a simple shelf, and a candle burns. Dogs. There is something we can’t quite put our finger on? Dogs? Two steel welded frames hold unfired clay structures reminiscent of factory chimneys, covered in a rust coloured salt and red clay mixture, crystallising before our eyes. Dogs. Perhaps the frames also remind us of dogs? Two hanging boots made from rawhide, cooked in beef stew, elicit a kind of game. Another dog is dreaming, face to face with the biggest chewy toy he has ever seen. Passing through the chains a tablet awaits us. Salt crystals peeping out through the plaster, and formed like the back of an old comfortable chair. It begs the question, what is behind the fridge? Probably, dog biscuits.”
until 17 September 2017
Laurence Sturla. Behind The Fridge
18 Rue de l’Échiquier, Paris