galerie antoine ertaskiran is pleased to present Justine, the first solo exhibition by Tricia Middleton at the gallery. Tricia Middleton’s sculptures and architectural installations often engage notions of taste or aesthetic preference as ideological form, highly expressive of the times in which they emerge. Aesthetics can be understood as something Middleton’s work performs rather than a value that is intrinsic to it. Fascinated by the inevitable decline of all material towards collapse, Middleton collects objects from the world around her to juxtapose against repurposed relics from her studio production, amassing and grafting these items onto one another to create objects and environments that mimic natural processes of accretion and decomposition.
Image Credit: Blankets, jug, 2015, beeswax, paint, sparkles, clay, organic material, objects, 66 x 91 x 125 cm (26 x 36 x 49″)