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Fiona Banner

Press release

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

On the occasion of the opening a new project space during gallery weekend, we are presenting an immersive site specific installation by leading artist Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press.

Usually known for her densely verbal works, here Banner references the limitations of language, and in turn communication through a series of full stop inflatable sculptures or anti-texts. 

The artist has previously rendered full stops in 3D; here they are massively blown up, in scale but also literally as they take the form of helium-filled inflatables. They are shown along-side recent works; delicate found engravings and paintings, overpainted and superimposed with full stops from various fonts. The black abstract forms are markers within language but also markers within space and time, sometimes they seem absurd, comical, or even surreal.

First shown in her installation Buoys Boys overlooking the English coast Banner discusses her inflatables and the channel as connector but also a divider.