Hatchet and Helve
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street London N1 6HD t/f 020 7739 4921
Private view 8 December 6-8.30pm Gallery open 9 December 22 December, Monday Sunday, 11-6pm 2011
This conceptually conceived exhibition and sale of interior works brings together eight distinct and precise makers working in the fields of ceramics, upholstery, woodcarving, sculpture, letterpress printing, tapestry and embroided drawing.
Hatchet and Helve, meaning whole and useful, is one of about 100 proverbs depicted in Pieter Bruegel’s painting Netherlandish Proverbs and, as with the layering of independent but related contained meanings in Breugel's painting, Hatchet and Helve presents seven useful, independent but related ideas about the dichotomy between tradition and modernism in contemporary making.
Matilda Strang: 0207 739 4921 / firstname.lastname@example.org