fencing and the pencil
6 Feburary - 5 March 2014
Commune.1 is pleased to announce a solo exhibition titled ‘fencing and the pencil’ by the sculptor Daniel Blom.
Blom’s exhibition consists of seven installations. These installations are conceptually independent from one another and function as self-contained closed systems. Within each of these divisions exists a projecting or piercing object; fencing foil, pencil or horn. The codpiece acts as a pivotal point, both physically and conceptually; it acts to protect and contain.
The exhibition title, ‘fencing and the pencil’, alludes to the duality contained within each of these closed systems. To grasp each installation in its complexity, both sculptural and textual elements must be taken into consideration. It is crucial to look not only to Blom’s text for clarification, instead allow the text’s seductive poetry to encircle and entice you into these private closed systems.Of all the elements the music is the most seductive. As it floats through the gallery its purpose is to shift the viewer’s mind into a place of longing and to ready the senses for an immersive cognitive journey.
Daniel Blom is an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Originally from Johannesburg he presently lives and works between Cape Town, London and Kaş (Turkey). He has previously shown work at Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery.