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.