Organiser: Gill Roth
Inspired by the shapes people make with their bodies, Roth’s fragmented figures, truncated torsos and rebellious limbs combine humour with an inner tension. They twitch with repressed energy in a defiant attempt to hold themselves together. There is a potential for menace or threat, but it is undercut with fun. The sense is of something unpinned down, of empty space and unfinished gestures. Roth’s work blurs the edge between abstraction and representation, where the observable world meets the environment of the imagination.
Her practice encompasses, drawing, painting, sculpture and stop-motion animation. She allows impulse and intuition to have the upper hand, tracing, flipping and repeating shapes in a process of organising and editing towards a finished piece.