12TH JUNE 2013 - 11TH JULY 2013
William Benington Gallery is pleased to announce that the first show at our London gallery is an exhibition of new work by Eva Masterman titled 51.5301,-0.1062 (the coordinates of our new gallery at 20 Arlington Way).
In her first solo show for the gallery Eva continues to explore themes and relationships that have informed her work for several years; modern techniques and materials coalesce with traditional, in her forms a balance is struck between the physical, metaphysical and emotional. Her most recent developments relate to the Situationist idea of Physchogeography defined in the 1950's by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individual.”
For 51.5301,-0.1062 Eva made several journeys through varying landscapes of cities and countryside of personal significance. These unplanned routes take on a similar form to automatic drawing or writing, a sort of ambulatory stream of consciousness. By using GPS technology and topographical tracking to aid the documentation of these walks she is able to explore the dynamic relationship between two and three dimensions, her work simultaneously inhabiting the flat line and physical form.