BUILD Surface Matter X Lisa Traxler

Sep

16-24

2017

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Private View Mon 6.30pm-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Free Event

http://www.surfacemattter.co.uk

http://www.lisatraxler.com

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Exhibition

BUILD is an immersive installation by Artist Lisa Traxler, inspired by dazzle camouflage and radar, housed in the Surface Matter materials studio. Materials meet Art, informed by Architecture - meet the artist, learn about materials and play with the notions of encrypted communication.

BUILD is an immersive installation by Artist Lisa Traxler housed in the Surface Matter materials studio in London Fields. Materials meet art, informed by architecture in a visual narrative heavy with the echo of history.

Part of the Maker Mile Design Route, BUILD is a series of sculptures, shapes and works incorporating unusual materials like vitreous enamelled steel, stitched paper, vinyl and recycled paper composite. Inspired by dazzle camouflage and radar, Traxler's work is a reaction to the restoration/conversion of a WWII Radar Bunker on the Isle of Wight. Meet the artist, see the bunker in film, learn about materials and play with the notions of encrypted communication.

In the BUILD exhibition, Traxler creates an environmental autobiography – a sense of self and place intimately connected. Eight vitreous enamel and steel constructions look to have been lifted from the blueprint of a technical drawing documenting a secret architectural design. Lightly interlocking and carefully constructed, these fragmented shards slot together, creating interference and misleading the eye and causing a sense of unease. Alongside them, printed and stitched paperscapes are swooping and soaring as if in flight above applied vinyl graphics of shattered shapes. A film by Julian Winslow shows the converted WWII Bunker on the Isle of Wight with paper composite fins facade, suspended staircase, aluminium foamed fire surround, brutalist architecture and more enamelled steel. The Bunker was designed by the artist's partner, award-winning Lincoln Miles Architecture, who also designed the Surface Matter materials studio.

Surface Matter, 29 Westgate Street London E8 3RL

Monday 18 Sept to 22 Friday Sept 9.30 to 17.30
Private View Monday 18 Sept 18.30 to 20.30 (Fully Booked)
Saturday 16 & 23 Sept 10.00 to 16.00
Sunday 17 & 24 Sept 10.00 to 16.00

Private View Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-lisa-traxler-x-surface-matter-ticke...

Surface Matter

Surface Matter work with some of the most exciting materials out there to push the boundaries in architecture and design. We partner with leading manufacturers to bring materials to market, bridging the gap between the people who make materials and the people who create with materials. With a great understanding of the possibilities and limitations of materials, we help creatives find the right material for the job. A friendly face, a guide in the world of materials, we get really close to some special materials to help make them relatable and accessible. As most manufacturers don’t have the time or know-how to work through problems with designers, we sit smack dab in the middle between manufacturers and the people who create beautiful and useful things with materials.

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