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SHARON BILLINGE

Post 2, detail, 2008, silverpoint, graphite & oil paint on timber

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SHARON BILLINGE

22 April – 20 June 2008

Each mailbox contains the memory of  the hands that have unlocked and reached into them and also the emotions connected to those hands. Imagine, countless hands… clutching at love letters, tearing at exam results or stuffing bills into bags for later.

The boxes are again filled with hands.
Small thin and precious – just like a letter, each hand drawing is accompanied by past emotions in pattern. Hands scratched, spikey and damaged sit side by side with hands flowing, gentle and caressing.

The delicately detailed lines that make up the hands are drawn with fine silver leaving a trace of itself behind.

The air in the boxes will slowly oxidise the lines of metal changing them subtly with time just like the memories the boxes contain.’