Recent work by Julian Wild
1 Embankment Place WC2N 6NN
Nearest tube Embankment
June – 25th July
By appointment only, please phone 020 7213 5983
Julian Wild’s collection of pieces on show at the Atrium Gallery
is a glimpse of the alter egos of our everyday plumbing paraphernalia.
His work draws on our normal associations with utilitarian materials such
as copper piping, and the subsequent subversion of those. Through unorthodox
formation the materials are shown to have a self-expressive agenda and
hidden eloquence of their own. As we enter the space we catch an outwardly
ordered cube of piping losing
its innards to disarray.A jumble of angular plastic joints manages to
achieve a sphere.
>From five storeys up a pipe descends and plunges out into a graceful
ellipse. A plumbing circuit networks before surreptitiously sending a
line out into the surrounding offices. Giant squelches invite close examination
of their oversize surfaces – toothpaste-thick reams sumping into
voluminous ceramic piles. Disclosures of unknown activities, Wild’s
show is a furtive reminder that things may not be as they seem.
Review by Elizabeth Richman firstname.lastname@example.org