You can see the passers-by in the street outside looking in through the street windows. Why is there is rough brick arch here? Is it an archaeological exhibit?
The bridge ‘Troubled Waters’ is structurally quite simple. Held together by gravity, its meaning is quite complex. On the one hand, it represents the past – the history of London, being composed of reclaimed London bricks; on the other hand it represents the future of bridges which connect across communities rather than walls separating them (despite the emotion around Donald Trump and Brexit), and bridges over troubled waters, but bridges which themselves may crumble and fall.
The Golden Family (Natsue and Matt Golden) have come together in this joint exhibition at Pi Artworks which also includes their work ‘How to Break in a Horse’, which shows Matt breaking in a leather jacket – making reference to breaking in horses and in some ways asking the question why is leather acceptable for clothing while fur is now banned, and ‘Rise to Work, Work to Rise’ reminding us that work has two sides to it – perseverance and creativity.
I always love the connection of this gallery with the activity outside in Eastcastle Street, thus not only do the artworks refer to the past and the future, but they connect in an immediate and changing way with the cluttered street, the traffic and the people walking past outside, looking their mobile phones and perhaps having a sneaky look in through the gallery windows……