installationv view

Caption: installation view

Russell Terry

Caption: Russell Terry

Cecilia Charlton

Caption: Cecilia Charlton

Caption: Adia Wahid (detail)

Caption: Adia Wahid (detail)

Grid:: Preset 9 January – 3 February 2019

Artists: Adia Wahid, Cecilia Charlton, and Russell Terry

 The grid in art and design has predominantly been a beginning, a tool for scaling, a way to organise space. It is the foundation of order, built upon and obscured, more often than not disappearing in the process. Grids impose themselves, but they also free us from the anxiety of a blank surface. They can make the production of an image/artwork into a game of perfect information. That is to say that the strict adherence to a set structure, using rules and limited elements, instantly generates all potential outcomes. In theory the possibilities are exhaustible, but practically we find that the more we focus the deeper the rabbit hole goes. It seems that no amount of limitations reduces the permutations to a manageable number.

Interview: London Live