Hannah James
Pots purr
26 February -26 March 2011

Rhubaba and Chert are delighted to present pots purr a new body of work, separated in two locations, by artist Hannah James. Part I has already been exhibited in the Rhubaba Project Space, Edinburgh with Part II now following in Chert Gallery, Berlin. This is the second solo exhibition by Hannah James to be shown at Chert.

Both galleries are exhibiting new works that have been produced by the artist in relation to their specific site and context. The obstacle of distance and dislocation of site are consistent with James’ interest in unknown locations within her work, unfamiliar and unidentified to the audience. Constructed space is used by the artist within pots purr as a way of raising these concerns.

Analogue film, such as 35mm slide photography and 16mm film, use James’ sculptural works as their muses, reproducing and representing these structures as projected or printed image. Through this, a sculptural dialogue is enabled between works; a textural and visceral language formed.

pots purr is concerned with the experience of an artwork, wanting to describe the practice of actively engaging with an object.

Installation view
‘Wall print #2 pots purr’, 2011. Block print on wall. 225 x 203 cm
‘Wall print #2 pots purr’, 2011. Block print on wall. 225 x 203 cm
Installation view
‘Pots purr’, 2011. Woodcut on paper. 80 x 103 cm
‘Pots purr (Screen #3, 16 mm)’, 2011. 8mm film transfered on 16mm. 2´20″ Loop. Edition of 5 plus I AP