Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition At Gallery Libby Sellers (United Kingdom)



Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Swedish-Chilean artist/ designer Anton Alvarez’s Thread Wrapping Machine creates objects by binding the distinct parts that go into generating an object (legs, seat, back rest, etc.) collectively with thousands of meters of glue-coated thread. For an approaching exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, Alvarez is investigating option prospects with the machine.

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photograph: Gustav Almestål

“No screws, joinery or nails are employed to hyperlink the different parts of the furnishings – just the thread.” says Gallery Libby Sellers. “Through this ingenious approach, Alvarez is totally free to join supplies such as wood, steel, or plastic while at the exact same time, producing decorative patterns formed by the distinct colours of the thread.”

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

In advance of the approaching exhibition, Alvarez is investigating different possibilities with the machine – hunting at the structural capabilities of thread-wrapped material and the decorative specifics made achievable by mixing the glue with paint. “I have complete manage in excess of the improvement of the machine,” says Alvarez, explaining that the set-up enables him to be independent from business as nicely as from tradition. “I can freely experiment and develop it according to what I learn are my wants in this new craft.”

The solo exhibition of new operates is due to open in the Berners Street gallery in early March 2014.

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