A three-dimensional drawing in and with already bent metal makes a clustered stab at the apparently temporary. A sculptural piece which looks as if it might return to being a den for a child, or an invisible friend, is combined with skin and volumetric gourds with no fixed address or role. The play at sticks and pricks, bulbs and empty vessels reveals here a plausible temporary space and context to be inhabited, each time, by itself. It seems as if it could all move along somehow. Instead of a virtuoso mind over matter, of turning raw material into a gravity-defying moment, the work by Evelina Hägglund and Rosalie Wammes poses more a sense of possibility than fact.
So, here, drawn images appear more effective than the physical arrangements and any subsequent verbal rationale. The drawing catches, each time, any possible nuance about space and consciousness, while clusters and moments of actual material, however, appear happy to remain in unresolved limbo with each other and themselves. With stretched skin, sometimes atop a tripod of legs, the material is not totally raw. By mutual consent, both artists seem keen to claim and inhabit a role in the lead-up to and aftermath of the exhibition itself. Rather than seeking any understood result, the sculptural pieces are on their way through in terms of questioning what they might do for each other.
Copyright Sacha Craddock. October 2022.