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Francesca DiMattio @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

20 September 2018 - 3 November 2018

In Burst, Francesca DiMattio has three new sculptures and paintings that are completely mad, and towering, animal and humanoid figures, which are dazzling for their colour, scale and feathered effects. (The show’s title refers to rag rugs made by Berber women from discarded clothing.) To achieve this look, DiMattio said, “I put the porcelain through a garlic press.” One shard at a time.

The artist has been equally inventive with her glazing techniques, collaging together contrary textures from coarse to delicate and spiky to smooth. The piece She-Wolf combines soapstone-like body parts with garlands of small, painted flowers and ungainly ceramic legs, some adorned with a thick coat of those tiny, garlic-pressed needles of porcelain.


20 September 2018
3 November 2018
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The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
6 Heddon St
London, W1B 4BT United Kingdom
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020 7734 7760