ANNA FINLAYSON: Shhh (The Hexagon Trip)

18 April to 18 May 2013

Sarah Scout is delighted to present Shhh (The Hexagon Trip), Anna Finalyson’s second solo exhibition at Sarah Scout, comprised of a suite of intricate works on paper alongside two floor-based sculptural works. Whilst Finlayson is best known for her site-specific installations as well as wall and floor based sculptural forms and assemblages, which often utilise pre-existing objects such as plastic balls or electrical cable, her work has consistently derived from an expanded drawing practice.

Much of Finlayson’s recent drawing is influenced by early studies as a textile designer, specifically in her use of repetition and graphic motifs. A starting point for the cycle of drawings in Shhh (The Hexagon Trip) is the deconstruction and abstraction of a floral motif. The drawings offer something of a slow reveal; the subtle colour palette of white and grey gives way to a gradual build up of texture and complex patterning, through which Finlayson experiments with optical and visual illusion.

Shhh (The Hexagon Trip) reveals Finlayson’s fascination with the regular hexagon; a 6-sided geometric form prevalent in nature due to its strength and efficiency, together with an evident interest in architectural gesture and the keen spatial awareness that informs her practice.

Anna Finlayson, Past Exhibitions