The Rea Garden is a lovely hidden space next to the Custard Factory with an entrance on Floodgate Street. I have seen some great projects there over the last few months including Project Pigeon and The Funeral of the Site. The new resident artist is Claudia Borgna who will be working and exhibiting at the site throughout February and March.
Claudia’s work investigates ‘the ‘evolution of landscape’, a process started and effected by modern life-styles and consumerism. Her installations are the materialization of an ongoing observation and questioning of how the ‘plastic’ and the natural realms interact with one another and thereby come to create new ephemeral orders’.
Throughout her residency Claudia expects to create a series of installations from recycled plastic bags, which will be temporary and will evolve over the next 10 weeks. There will be an opportunity to meet her each Friday at The Rea Garden, where she will be on site along with Behind Closed Doors and Ian England of Project Pigeon.
There will be two public openings, giving the audience the opportunity to see the work transform during her residency. The first private view takes place on Friday 12th February 6 – 9pm. The installation will then be availiable to view Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 11-4pm.
There will be a second private view at the end of Claudia’s residency – Thursday 11th March 2010, 6pm – 9pm. The work will then be on view for a further two weeks.