22 May – 15 June 2019
PALFREY is glad to present Basement, a solo exhibition by Martina Schmuecker. This forms part of her ongoing project The House, a series of site-specific works each using elements of a given architectural site to expand imaginations of domestic space.
For the duration of the exhibition the space is turned into a sculptural construction site, which will continuously change. The work explores the relationship between a possible inhabitant and a temporary living space. It reveals the constant re-negotiation of space, material, labour and fantasy involved in improvising a space of own’s own, using the materials and space at hand. Produced in a state of constant flux, Basement never commits to a finished form, instead promising the possibility of transformation and reinvention for different and as yet unimagined uses in the future.
Martina Schmuecker trained as a cabinetmaker and woodcarver before studying at the University of the Arts Berlin and the Royal College of Art, London. Exhibitions and performances include: Now Gallery London 2016; Parts and Labour, Osan Museum of Art, Korea, 2014; APT Gallery London 2012; IMMA Dublin Artist Residency 2010; Studio Voltaire Members Exhibition 2012; Malta Contemporary 2009.
all photography: Damian Griffiths