Where lays hope in life and work and how long could you remain within a room swarming with silhouetted rats? Overwhelmed within this river of repetitive production, the voice and actions of a child extends hope of the future. The making of the rats along the way has been a necessary evil from which it is now time to escape... Paul Dew's installation focus is on the repetitive assemblage of the many small (light aluminium or dark plywood) sculptures, each stenciled with it's production number. The sculptures themselves intensified by light and sound elements (cast shadows, squeaking rats, meowing cats and a child speaking... the sound track from within the galley fireplace). A constructed child's reach rescue provides the undertone of hope for the escapism of the future.
Copyright 2011 Paul Dew. Contact the artist for release information.