Alice Lang SuppleOpening: Tuesday 18 July, 6-8pm Dates: 18 July-5 August 2006
Bus Gallery’s corridor space is about as wide as the email/website you’re reading, but as Alice Lang’s bulbous and grotesque Supple, you’ll feel like you’re communing with an alien god in an uneasy ceremony somewhere in deep space. Three portraits of the art-parasite in symbiosis with a willing participant sit on the left of the gallery space, while the thing itself sits ominously at the rear, pulsating and coruscating with equal parts sensuality and dread.
The work has the rare quality in sculpture of giving an instant physical reaction; except in this case, you are never sure if your spine is tingling, or, getting ready to merge with it.
Supple shares Bus Gallery with Claire Watson’s Jellybean Lab: Order and Caprice, a saccharin-sweet explosion of colour and flavour. The combination of edibility and indistinct horror make for a confounding visit.