Emma Hart’s show Banger is open! This group of new ceramic sculptures is on show at The Edge, The University of Bath until 27 April.
Hart makes work about the routines and spaces of everyday life. Banger is a new body of ceramic works that continues her investigation into relationships and domestic life, in this case the car as the interior space where so many family dynamics are played out. Beyond the windscreen there are urban scenes clamouring with signs and instructions and rural horizons with endless of possible routes to navigate. In Banger the relentless velocity of decision making is as inescapable as the changing weather.
The exhibition highlights the London based artist’s work with ceramics, a material she turned to in order to find the ‘real’ in art: ‘clay can be an exciting way to talk about chaos … what is immediately important is how personal it is. There’s a very raw direct relationship between the clay and my hands’.