Fork Face

2017

Hart, Emma
Emma Hart’s multidisciplinary practice includes sculpture, video, photography and performance. Her recent ceramic pieces possess an unruly aesthetic and are often autobiographical, channelling her insecurities and anxieties. Fork Face (2017) is a vivid yellow satellite dish, one of ten which were displayed at Frieze London 2017 in a presentation titled Commercial Breakz. Here, the plethora of satellite dishes were mounted to a wall, much like an arrangement sometimes found on the exterior of a block of flats. Each dish is individually decorated, representing Hart’s ongoing investigation into pattern, from visual design to our own ruminative behaviours. For Fork Face, the artist portrays herself surrounded by protruding forks. She is simultaneously being prodded and propped up, suggestive of the everyday stresses and discomforts of the human experience.
  • Artwork Details: 67 x 71 x 100cm
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  • Material description: Glazed ceramic and steel
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC8/2017

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