Jonathan Baldock: Notes from the Orifice

8 October – 15 November 2014, Vitrine, London

By Helen Sumpter

Notes from the Orifice, 2014 (installation view). Courtesy Vitrine, London

Male and female, hard and soft, alien and familiar, comfort and danger, abstract and figurative, art and craft, magic and myth, fun and fetish – all possible word pairings that might come to mind when thinking about Jonathan Baldock’s work. This exhibition of new sculptures and wall pieces (all works but one, 2014), constructed using combinations of candy-coloured fabric, print, paint, ceramics, wood and modelling clay, can box-tick them all. The literal ‘orifices’ of the show’s title take the form of holes.…

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