Excavation, The Armory Exhibition 2012

Group Exhibition at Newington Armory Gallery

Curated by Pedro de Almeida

"Szilvia György’s Discoveries Continued comprises a re-used timber crate sourced from fellow Armory artist in residence Tevita Havea, terracotta clay inherited from visiting Finnish artist Pia Manniko, and porcelain remnants of György’s ‘failed’ works of her more refined designs. Like half excavated vertebrae in a paleontological finding the work reminiscent of the nearby historic Brickpit and signals György’s deep respect for the re-use of nature’s materials in a positive feedback loop that engenders new work from old and embraces the element of risk as inherently worthwhile in itself."

Written by Pedro de Almeida


with Sean Cordeiro&Claire Healy
Installation view: with Sean Cordeiro&Claire Healy