In Full Swing
2 September – 11 October 2013
12 metres wide by 4 metres high
In Full Swing, a solo show by Debbie Smyth, is a quirky response to the unusual gallery space at Prema Arts Centre, Uley.
“When first visiting the gallery, I was struck by how the hexagonal room felt it was rotating due to its shape and the movement of light in the space throughout the day. The nostalgic appeal of whirling, blurring, and twirling for no goal or reason, which most of us can relate to, filled me with excitement.”
Using nearly 500g of steel pins, 2000+ staples and copious amounts of yarn, In Full Swing, is an attempt to recreate the tangible rush of a swing carousel. A static pattern stuck to the wall perhaps, yet this playful intervention is full of life; capturing joyous movement by the unusual use of material.