My particular highlight of the show is Rich White’s False Flag Operation (pictured). The success of this work probably lies within the simplicity of its intervention in the space. White has simply wrapped black plastic, which is industrially used for wrapping pallets, around the central section of the steel mezzanine floor structure, creating a sculptural piece somewhat akin to Anish Kapoor’s Marsyas, but more fragile and temporary in nature. The material use refers to the space as an industrial building in which goods have likely been produced, packed and palletised and the end section even somewhat resembles a packed pallet. Given the existing layout of the space the work also forms a barrier across the centre of the space much like Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc but in a way that someone could force entry through the work without a series of JCBs, etc.
The exhibition is on at 7 Trident Way, The International Trading Estate, Southall, UB2 5LF until 4th July.