Edition of 100
TABLE STOPS is a collection of seven ceramic full stops. Each full stop is taken from a different font: Klang, Slipstream, Avant Garde, Nuptial, Formata, Optical and Courier. The full stops are all enlarged to the same scale, though each is a very different size and shape.
In 1998 Fiona Banner exhibited her huge polystyrene punctuation marks at the Tate Britain. Until that time she was best known for her wordscapes or still films, densely verbal descriptions of entire films. Now her drawings and sculptures deal in words without saying anything. Punctuation marks interrupt words.
In Banner’s hands full stops become abstract sculptures, each containing their own highly individual characteristics. TABLE STOPS is a collection of seven ceramic full stops. Each full stop is taken from a different font: Klang, Slipstream, Avant Garde, Nuptial, Formata, Optical and Courier. The full stops are all enlarged to the same scale, though each is a very different size and shape.
TABLE STOPS are abstract points of focus. Like tableware, or executive toys, they are to be handled and moved around. The act of arranging and rearranging them enacts a silent conversation, says Fiona Banner.
|Dimensions||30 x 30 x 16.5 cm|
Glazed ceramic, boxed.
Fiona Banner was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2002.
‘Buoys Boys’, the artist’s solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, runs until 8 January 2017.
Other recent solo exhibitions include ‘ FONT’, Frith Street Gallery, London (2015); ‘Scroll down and keep scrolling’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2015/6); ‘Wp Wp Wp’ (Yorkshire Sculpture Park to 4 January 2015); and MISTAH KURTZ- HE NOT DEAD (PEER, London, 2014).
Fiona Banner’s work is represented in many collections in the UK & abroad including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Philadelphia Museum, The Arts Council of England, Tate Gallery, London and the Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis.
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