Lonesome Wife

‘No one can imagine – simply – merely; one must imagine within words or paint or metal, communicating genes or multiplying numbers. Imagination is its medium realized.
You are your body – you do not choose the feet you walk in – and the poet is his language. He sees his world, and words form in his eyes just like the streams and trees there. He feels everything verbally. Objects, passions, actions..
I am only a string of noises, after all – nothing more really – an arrangement, a column of air moving up and down, a queer of growth like a gall on a tree, a mimic of movement in silent readers maybe, a brief beating of wings and cooing of a peaceful kind, an empty swing still warm from your bloomers … ummm … imagine the imagination imagining … and surely neither male or female – there’s nothing female about a column of air, a gall on a tree – surely both, like bloomers on the swing’s seat… so I’m a spiky bush at least, I like to think, knotty and low growing, scratchy though flowering, a hawthorne would suit me.’

– William H. Gass, Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, 1968

Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.

 

Vanessa Safavi, So Many Banana Skins in the Pathway (Holding Substitute I), 2016 Metal, paint, silicone, cotton straps, buckle 98 x 13 x 6 cm
Vanessa Safavi,
So Many Banana Skins in the Pathway (Holding Substitute I), 2016
Metal, paint, silicone, cotton straps, buckle 98 x 13 x 6 cm
Justin Fitzpatrick, 2 guys go camping inside a lab rat, 2016 Pigment and lacquer on jesmonite 84 x 72 x 5 cm
Justin Fitzpatrick,
2 guys go camping inside a lab rat, 2016 Pigment and lacquer on jesmonite 84 x 72 x 5 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lisa Holzer Inducement, 2016 Pigment print on cotton paper, crystal clear 202/1 polyurethane on glass 92 x 72 cm
Lisa Holzer
Inducement, 2016
Pigment print on cotton paper,
crystal clear 202/1 polyurethane on glass 92 x 72 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Adriano Amaral Untitled, 2016 Aluminium, aluminium powder, prosthetic rubber, water, 6.5 x 33.5 x 9.5 cm
Adriano Amaral
Untitled, 2016
Aluminium, aluminium powder, prosthetic rubber, water, 6.5 x 33.5 x 9.5 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Justin Fitzpatrick, A rabbit imagines what his insides look like, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 91.5 x 71 cm
Justin Fitzpatrick,
A rabbit imagines what his insides look like, 2016 Acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 71 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Justin Fitzpatrick, 2 guys dirt bike up the digestive tract of a hammerhead shark, 2016 Silicone and talcum powder on jesmonite 77 x 73 x 4 cm 16; Justin Fitzpatrick Nothing compares 2 U, 2016 Oil on canvas 91.5 x 71 cm
Justin Fitzpatrick,
2 guys dirt bike up the digestive tract of a hammerhead shark, 2016 Silicone and talcum powder on jesmonite
77 x 73 x 4 cm
16; Justin Fitzpatrick
Nothing compares 2 U, 2016 Oil on canvas
91.5 x 71 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Isaac Lythgoe, blustery drags on the cigarette, 2016 Perspex, led neon, crampons 180 x 100 x 40 cm
Isaac Lythgoe,
blustery drags on the cigarette, 2016 Perspex, led neon, crampons 180 x 100 x 40 cm
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Lonesome Wife, installation view.
Victoria Adam, Sleeping eye tutorial, 2016 Plaster polymer, graphite powder, eyeshadow, aluminium, steel rod, metal fixing 50 x 37 x 10 cm
Victoria Adam,
Sleeping eye tutorial, 2016
Plaster polymer, graphite powder, eyeshadow, aluminium, steel rod, metal fixing
50 x 37 x 10 cm
Victoria Adam, Sunset bathrooms (saturdays), 2016 Ceramic, aromatherapy calming massage oil, body piercing 27 x 17 x 3 cm
Victoria Adam,
Sunset bathrooms (saturdays), 2016
Ceramic, aromatherapy calming massage oil, body piercing
27 x 17 x 3 cm
Noah Barker (Courtyard), 2012 Crushed oyster shell Dimensions variable, ( detail).
Noah Barker (Courtyard), 2012 Crushed oyster shell Dimensions variable, ( detail).