SIMON PERITON: CELESTIAL AGRICULTURE │ New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire → 17 May 2015

“Ɖs z Sîmn Peritn’z frst xibišn at ɖ Ny Āt Sentr n includz ny objcts n glaspêntñz insd ɖ gaḷri n a spešli-cmišnd sculpčr in ɖ pāc. Peritn’z mr sculpčṛl wrc hz an intric̣si n fwml drctṇs, ẇlst hiz pêntñz tend t b mr vižli ambigys: dāc, goʈc n smtmz sîc̣delic. H z wel nôn fr hiz ys v sînz, simblz n patnz fṛm swsz az dvrs az ocltizm, c̣loňlizm, Izlam, punc, Popāt n poḷtcs, bt ɖ pritiṇs v hiz wrc ḅlîz ɖ sirı̣sṇs v hiz culčṛl refṛnsz, jst az hiz ys v patn ofn obskrz hiz subjctmatr. On clôsr xaminešn, īvn smʈñ dênti cn b a veil fr smʈñ mr dstrbñ, n ẇt inišli sīmz lîc mir dec̣rešn acčli rvilz qesčnz abt âtmôdd valysistmz n ɖ dzîr fr ifctv mīnz v čenj.

V lêt, Peritn hz bcm intrestd in alc̣mi n ɖ mistisizm ẇč srândz it, az a rič sws v imijri n az a meṭfr, bt olso fr ɖ cemicl prôsesz n acčl lboṛtrīwrc it ppwtdli involvd az ɖ bêsis v modn cemistri. Hiz tîtl fr ɖ xibišn, Ṣlsčl Agriculčr, cmz fṛm an ŕli dscripšn v alc̣mi n sīmz aproprı̣t fr a šo in a rrl setñ lîc Rošcwt.

Sîmn Peritn md hiz nem wɖ dýliz, wrcs ẇč h cut lbwrı̣sli bî hand fṛm leyrz v culrd pêpr t criet complx vižl n sculpčṛl ifcts. Rīsntli, Peritn hz xpandd hiz practis n prôsesz t includ pêntñ on glas az wel az frīstandñ objcts cast in bronz or cut fṛm stīl. H hz rsivd a nmbr v impwtnt public cmišnz fr ɖ Victoria n Albt Myziym, Frstsait Gaḷri, Colčestr, Ẇitẉʈ Ātgaḷri, Mančestr, n fr ɖ Ynivrṣti v Oxfd. H studid at Sentṛl St Mātin’z Scūl v Āt n hz xibitd wîdli in ɖ YC n abrwd.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


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