Alicia van Rhijn & Madeleine Thornton-Smith
10 May - 24 May 2018
Rhijn & Thorton-Smith have created a playful space within the front gallery at Seventh. Within this seemingly casual spay of blocks and components, is a deep formalist dialogue. Both artists have worked as if co-joined, balancing texture, colour, shape, mass and scale.
Individual vignettes are delightful as intricate attention to surface detail is discovered. A closer look reveals material use - or does it. Thornton-Smith plays with and often reversed the tactile qualities one expects from clay, plaster or paper, whilst van Rhijn conjures graphic compositions found in architect and interior design.