A gallery day in Mayfair with a friend. First, we pop in to Mazzoleni to see Nunzio Di Stefano’s work, “The Shock of Objectivity” This is a great show. The artist has created large pieces from charred wood and then lined the edges of the wood with a blue pigment. The result creates great depth within the pieces. Other pieces are on the walls and there are others made from lead that have great texture. The lead pieces are almost in a relief form. I realise that the charred wood is made from feathered fencing, but they have been completely transformed by the process.
Next we visit the Carpenters Workshop Gallery which I haven’t visited before. There is a wonderful chair made from crocheted wool that has been moulded and cast in resin. Given my previous experience with resin I am amazed that this is possible and very impressed. The work is by Marcel Wanders, and when I research this there are cubes and a sofa as well. I am very interested in how this is made. Again, I think this is something I can work with using my mum’s knitted squares.