Richard Slee | Camp Futility | Studio Voltaire, London

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Slee's solo show, Camp Futility, at Studio Voltaire.

Preview 24 April 2012, 7 - 9pm
25 April - 26 May 2012
Gallery open: Wednesday ­- Saturday, 12 - 6pm

Central to Slee's exhibition at Studio Voltaire are a number of works based on vernacular objects such as wood saws, hammers, pick axes and camping equipment.  Inspired by a recent residency at Alfred University, in upstate New York, the works investigate particular myths and the symbolism of our ideas of America such as the great outdoors and the pioneer spirit. Lashed together workbenches that refer to old mining equipment, various scattered tools and an abandoned camp-fire can be read as an allegory to abandoned industries where whole communities move on to find employment elsewhere.

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April 18, 2012