Structural Dependency - Exhibition

Matthew Thorley

24 Nov – 14 Dec 2018
Investigating positive and negative space in the built environment, Thorley is inspired by contemporary architecture and focuses on elements concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces.

Structural Dependency suggests movement, or rather the desire for movement. Thorley constructs objects that encourage a state of flux. Suggesting subtle tensions between the interplay of the object, the viewer and the space, the artist invites the audience to participate in this subtle and poetic dance.

The artist's process for making work emerges after an extended conversation with a given space over time. This contemplation of space allows various angles of inquiry to develop his paired back representations. Inviting the viewer to consider the work as a static object aspiring to the act of movement, by polarising an appreciation of their own physical occupation of space.

Performance Video