Doubt is a generative force, and it unravels these objects quickly. They look like figures, but are they not also in many
ways abstract? Are those scrubby dabs of paint part of the found objects or later additions? What is the significance of
Aloysius observations and engagements with the built environment and its detritus? Is that rip, that rupture, not
somewhat obscene? Named after terms for women in boorish everyday language Bird, Bag, Angel they live up to their
names by donning garbs of grubby silk voile, concrete ballet shoes and broken tiaras. If monumentalism and masculine
sculpture is inverted here, so too are these wearisome clichés of femininity. Such a concatenation pre-empts deeply
embedded ways of looking: the anthropomorphic eye that makes abstract forms human, and the priapic eye that
Linda Aloysius is in her final year of a practice led PhD at Goldsmiths College. Her work was selected by Phyllida Barlow
for the Creekside Open at APT Gallery, London last year; She also showed in 2011 alongside Matt Calderwood, Angela
de la Cruz, Alexis Harding, Ana Prada, Paul Harrison and John Wood. Other recent exhibitions include at Sir John
Soanes Museum, London and the Centre for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona.
15 March – 28 April
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