Infested

Installation using found materials and handywrap.
Commissioned by ideas-matter-sphere for A Matter Of Substance, APT Gallery, London.
5 - 7 July 2013

About the work...

Group show with Philip Hall-Patch, Catherine Jacobs, Carol Lambard, Elizabeth Murton and Martin Uhrin.

The work grew from multiple sources: at first Rich was presented with a series of materials from the yard at ATP's studio complex. Knowing that the work would have to be built swiftly Rich decided on using handywrap as his only method of joining these materials. The form of the work developed from researching the history of the building. When the Greenwich Artists Studio Association first enquired about leasing the property in the 90s the owners solicitor was quoted as remarking 'Artists? You must be joking. You won't get any rent and it'll take you three years to get them out.' The likening of artists to vermin led Rich to infest the space with a number of imposing creatures. An old sign for the gallery prompted the decision to make three - 'A', 'P' and 'T' - with each letter incorporated into each sculpture.

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