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Object of the Month: Average Spatial Compositions

Céline Condorelli, 'Average Spatial Compositions' (2016) installation view, 'Prologue' (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London  © Corey Bartle-Sanderson

© Corey Bartle-Sanderson

Céline Condorelli, 'Average Spatial Compositions' (2016) installation view, 'Prologue' (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London
Céline Condorelli, 'Average Spatial Compositions' (2016) installation view, 'Prologue' (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London  © Corey Bartle-Sanderson

© Corey Bartle-Sanderson

Céline Condorelli, 'Average Spatial Compositions' (2016) installation view, 'Prologue' (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London

31 January 2018
by Laura Broderick

Each month one member of the ADF team selects a design object that has caught their attention. This month our Venice Fellowships Project Manager, Laura Broderick, has selected Average Spatial Compositions by Céline Condorelli.

I was visiting the Stanley Picker Gallery for a meeting relating to our Venice Fellowship Programme and had the privilege of viewing Céline Condorelli’s works, including this rather special seat.

At first, I approached the upholstered seating unit as an object for viewing – something beautiful to walk around and admire from different angles and perspectives. However on sitting upon it I felt supported and rested, and pleasantly surprised. There was another spatial unit in the exhibition, the higher backrest making it not quite as comfy as the first, but I appreciated the inclusion of both tactile and soft pieces.

With my rucksack propped next to me, I took a quiet moment in the space and thought about Céline’s exhibition, Prologue. I was unfamiliar with the artist before this show and enjoyed seeing the original flooring from P! in New York City laid out here, showing the marks accumulated over five-years of exhibition making. I also enjoyed the exposed breeze block walls framing a print and the bright abstract vinyls.

Overall I was intrigued by this black and yellow design object within the exhibition, not just a hard wooden gallery bench but something colourful and lively, considered and considerate.

Average Spatial Compositions was on show at 'Prologue', Stanley Picker Gallery, 23 November 2017 – 3 February 2018. Find out more here.