Nick Mauss: 1NVERS1ONS

This article appeared in the weekend edition of the Financial Times1: ©Jenny Lewis What do you think?” my interviewee throws the ball back at me, catching me off balance, halfway through the interview. “What do you think about this tendency, or desire for live aspects to a fair?” Nick Mauss’s overall approach as an artist working across different media – on the cusp between fine art and decorative arts – consists precisely of such “attempts to take something that is understood in a certain way and shift the frame a bit”. Fittingly titled 1NVERS1ONS, his most ambitious collaborative project yet … Continue reading Nick Mauss: 1NVERS1ONS

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

These impressions from Chetwynd’s Iron Age Pasta Workshop at Studio Voltaire appeared on Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Iron Age Pasta Workshop, 2014. Performance view, Studio Voltaire, London, September 6, 2014. AS I LEANED over the table to assess the respective merits of two equally intricate pasta necklaces that were being fashioned before my eyes, a participant in Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s Iron Age Pasta Workshop spoke my thoughts out loud: “It’s like kindergarten.” Her painted face (and arms), homemade costume and headdress seemed to bear this out. Other similarly disguised Chetwynd familiars and some laymen were applying themselves to the task … Continue reading Marvin Gaye Chetwynd