Plaster Ghost Finger Cast is a solo exhibition of new work commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall.
The works were made to consider the ways in which we perceive and experience objects and images, particularly within an increasingly digital and immaterial world. Whether it be in the world of museums and galleries or within the context of online experiences where we are saturated with images and information, our understanding is mediated by context; selection and display, language, reproduction, shifts of scale and editing. Our perceptions of value shift accordingly. For this exhibition, I borrowed from the language of museum displays, hanging systems, catalogue reproductions, signage, text, conservation and art handling to create a series of new works that also engage with the unique architecture of the gallery.
Images courtesy Jonathan Shaw