FREEFALL exhibition at Gallery 339, Philadelphia, USA
26 November - 22 November 2014
Images evoking lightness, mutability and the subtle shifts of changing abstract forms in space.
In her exhibition FREEFALL, Rideal showed photographs, photo-booth prints, photograms, and video exploring her interest in how drapery and water share a sense of movement and form, and how light plays similarly across the surface of both. On view were photographs from the series “London Sails”, that document the infiltration of the solid and seemingly static spaces of Wren and Hawksmoor with vivid swathes of fabric that spin and swirl through the geometry of architecture.
The video piece, “Cloth Cascades,” was shown as both an indoor and outdoor projection, combining images of cloth and water.
FREEFALL, was presented in conjunction with a catalogue that comprises an illustrated survey of Rideal’s work with cloth. This publication features essays by John Onians, Professor Emeritus of World Art at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and Paul Hills, Professor Emeritus at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, together with an interview by Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.