Anna Garrett is currently studying at Goldsmiths, London, on the MFA Fine Art course. She graduated from BA Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2014, and has been included in several exhibitions in the UK and Europe since graduating. Solo exhibitions include glitter. garden. garbage., Take Courage Gallery, 2015, and Fluore$cent, at Footfall Art in Bermondsey, 2014.
GLITTER. GARDEN. GARBAGE.
Anna is presenting enticing installation glitter. garden. garbage. The work sits in the realm of both painting and sculpture, broken down to reveal the wooden frames and bones of the structures. Creating a sense of attraction and repulsion, Anna’s work addresses consumer desires and presents the reality behind the seductive facade. The ruins of past paintings and unwanted textiles are hand-stitched unevenly to reveal the construction: stripping back the illusory window. The use of recycled fabrics and clothing transformed into ruin through sewing and collage references the environmental impact of the hyper-consumer condition of the developed world. Portraying subject matter of ruin, garbage and the mundane, the works question what a painting could be, blurring the boundaries between textiles, art and garbage.