Earlier this year, GRAVIDUS I and a new commissioned work were selected to be displayed at Next Wave 2016 at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham.
The Next Wave project began in 2014 as an exciting new venture for the RBSA. The project aimed to stage an exhibition of work by emerging and early-career artists that would add to the variety of the RBSA Gallery’s exhibition programme. It also aimed to support and promote the exhibitors to help them develop their career in the arts sector. Following the success of Next Wave 2014, the RBSA made it a biennial project so that the aims could be developed and continued for 2016 and beyond. Next Wave 2016 is curated by: Caroline Ali RBSA, Jack Foster NWA, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, and Annette Pugh ARBSA.
As part of the selection, I was asked to develop some work in progress into a larger sculptural piece. Postscript is an extended plaster box cast that reflects on life after giving birth; its sides appear stretched to their limits and on the verge of collapsing inwards until only a fragile skin remains.