We are very lucky to be holding our first “live at the O3” event, at Oxford’s O3 Gallery, against the perfect backdrop of the Metamorphosis exhibition from printmaker Rachel Owen and wire sculptor Rachel Ducker.
Bending wire into the spiked, twisted shapes of nature (the twisted heart at the mercy of its nature?), creating tree-like figures reminiscent of that Judderman ad, and trees that look half alive, as well as trees constructed from figures, Ducker’s brilliant work blurs the distinctions between animal and plant, natural and human construct, human and demonic. And as such it’s something we just love here at eight cuts gallery.
A subtle, breathtaking look at the dark core of our transient nature and the permanent aftershocks it leaves on the world. And as such, strangely reminiscent of Gunther Von Hagens’ plastination. Only hugely affordable. Take a look if you’re in Oxford before November 21st, or head to Ducker’s website for details of her next shows.
(all pics are from Rachel’s site and belong to her)