ASK ALICE CHANNER
A sculpture by British artist Alice Channer inspired the title for the Aïshti Foundation‘s inaugural “New Skin” exhibition.
In a recent interview with the Brooklyn Rail, Channer said she hopes her sculptures will transcend a merely symbolic function. “I want the works to be objects. Not just to do with representing something else. I want them to be things in their own right.”
Her work frequently manipulates three-dimensional objects into flat surfaces, and incorporates materials as diverse as metal and concrete, rubble, synthetic hair and chewing gum.
Channer was born in Oxford in 1977 and studied at Goldsmiths as well as London’s Royal College of Art. She lives and works in London.
New Skin now on view at the Aïshti Foundation in Jal el Dib.