Study for a sham ruin

Izabela Pluta

11 Apr - 5 May 2012

This exhibition explores Pluta’s fascination with follies: ‘eye-catchers’ that resemble classical structures. During a residency in Northern Ireland, the artist set out to locate various prefabricated ruins that date back to 18th Century England. For Pluta, the folly becomes a symbolic structure, capable of manipulating an artificial paradise in which the viewer becomes lodged in multiple contexts simultaneously. While concerned with these specific structures, Study for a sham ruin metaphorically explores temporal depth, illusion, artifice and spatial distance.