March 26 – April 17, 2011
Ulrike Gerhardt, Jens Mentrup
•NOTE ON Poise & Display•
»NOTE ON Poise & Display« reflects on the quest for balance and appreciation in art as well as in human life. Most striking about Richard Lockett’s artwork is his attempt to reconstruct subjective experiences in a sculptural and spatial manner. Lockett’s materials are drawn out of his homely surrounding – found objects like a clock, a table leg, a pillow, coloured contact lenses or a hammer mingle with symbolic, natural and handmade elements. These allegorical arrangements form a fragile visual language connecting different times and spaces. His objects speak in fictional tongues telling fragments of stories which set the viewer’s memory in motion. Lockett is interested in piling up ideas related to life’s endless storytelling while he is always reflecting on form and material as carriers of energy. His art is based on thoughts about identity, growth and failure, love and loss.
His abstract drawings can be perceived as emotional and meta-linguistic thought patterns refusing a one-dimensional reading. Their most crucial aspect is the rhythmic deconstruction of the forms established in his sculptural work. Lockett’s ability to get things to speak in a Benjaminian sense helps to cast a different eye on the familiar and on the magic of the mundane.
Pecha Kucha Evening: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 6 pm with Tim Davies, Maria Leon, Helin Bereket, Frank Salewski and Richard Lockett