19 - 30 July 2011
The works in Scope explore the possibility of tension and space within a three dimensional surface. Although Lena Torikov is trained as a painter, her current work replaces traditional subject matter and colour with an abstract composition of white shapes.
Foamcore has replaced linen: brushes have been exchanged for a sharp knife. Without the distraction of colour variation, dependence on the replication of identified forms, her art is playing with the mathematics of form, spaces and the relationship between these.
Scope is an exhibition of works experimenting with surfaces to build city-like constructions and slices of landscapes based on memory and the impact the immediate environment has on us.