Spoons are one of the first tools we use in life, a bowl with a handle attached to it, the shape of the hand. A metaphor for life and nourishment; spoons feed, serve, measure, and stir.
Spoons are the earliest eating tools, going back as far as the Paleolithic Era. Seashells were connected to small wooden sticks and chips of wood were slowly carved into spoon-like shapes. The modern word "spoon" means "a chip of wood".
Today the humble spoon often goes unnoticed. This spoon showcase opening next week aims to take a closer look at the spoon. From the subtle differences in form – a narrower neck, a longer stem, a deeper bowl to concepts embodied in this common object. Showcasing how the modest form of the spoon can be reconsidered.
Artists include: Antrei Hartikainen, Ann Nazareth, Astrid De Groot, Buddug Wyn Humphreys, Clare Goddard, Elaine Bolt, Gabi Veit, Forest+Found, Helena Emmans, Justine Allison, Max Frommeld, Simone ten Homple, Wiebke Maurer and Molongo Projects with spoons designed by Sarah Colson
14/09/2017 00:00 - 04/11/2017 00:00
Flow Gallery, 1-5 Needham Road, London W11 2RP