Ripen at Home

Emma Corrall

Studio residency solo show

6 – 12 April 2018

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is thrilled to present Emma Corrall’s end-of-residency solo exhibition.

‘Ripen At Home’ looks at the brevity of the expression used to market fruit that is currently inedible alongside the footsteps taken in the passing of time towards the opportune moment or ripening of time. The domestic staple of the fruit bowl and it’s anticipated abundance is explored through a new body of paintings and sculpture that seek to lead us to imagine immaterial states inspired by the green that lurks at the bottom of the bowl, on an unspoken journey.

Implementing cultural techniques that operate between art and anthropology, retail and the fitness industry, Corrall’s practice poses questions around consumer culture, object ontologies and biopolitics. A range of mediums from moving/digital image to sculptures are typically presented in relation to a physical presence; the performer in the image or the visitor to the installation. The central theme to each body of work made is the search for a connection between the speed of behavioural development with technology and our relationship with projected realities. The installations are developing an exploration of habitual and spiritual practices with no hierarchy between erratic emotions and spiritual enlightenment, the everyday and the artefact. The research is based on the ability to confront the concrete through the internal unconscious world providing outcomes for the external world. This is researched through exploring how randomness is scripted into structured systems and how order is imposed upon the indeterminate.

Emma Corrall (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture in relation to choreography in the everyday. Upon graduation from MA Fine Art (2014) at Central Saint Martins she received the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award with Acme. Corrall exhibits internationally, recent solo exhibitions include “Plastic Projections” at The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art residency program in Seoul.

Recent exhibitions include: And The Horizon Was Dying Over The Tourist, 2017, Republic Gallery London, I left Enough Room For Dancing, 2017, Seongbuk Art Commons, International Artists Residency Program, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, 2017, Between You, Me and The Green, 2017, Hyangsadang Jeju, UCLG Culture Summit South Korea, The Place In The End, 2017, TAF- The Art Foundation, Athens, Ceramic Arts London, April 2017, Ace Hotel, London.