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Rotation (rəʊˈteɪʃən) 

— n

The act of rotating; rotary motion

(Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition 2009)

New Court Gallery is delighted to host a solo exhibition of new artworks by Louisa Chambers. For this exhibition the artist has set up imaginary points of reference from inside of the picture frame right to the centre of the gallery space, linking painted surface with sculptural objects and its surroundings. Expanding the dictionary’s definition further, into astronomical terms, Rotation, can be understood as the Earth's path around the sun controlled by a gravitational pull. Similar to the arrangement within the gallery space, points can be navigated outside the white cube, where forms revolve in the everyday, suggesting that larger forces are at play.

The geometric patterns and structural forms that feature in the paintings originate from architectural sources and diagrams used in scientific and mathematical educational manuals. These shapes and silhouettes have been assembled in the artworks into anthropomorphic forms that teeter between abstraction and figuration. Flat three-dimensional shapes are dispersed around the gallery space acting as playful interactions with the paintings. Formal concerns that extend between the 3D object flipping to the materiality of the 2D painted surface refer to the artist’s on going experimentation in the notions of painting.







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