– Britt Salt –

By Summer 2012

The materiality of Salt’s artworks is both innovative and deceptive. Sourcing material largely from industrial and hardware stockists, Salt both utilises and subverts the inherent ‘heavy-duty’ qualities of commercial products, such as powder-coated aluminium and industrial mesh, to create instead sculptural and light-based interplays of patterned forms. An heir to a tradition of optical and kinetic art, her practice contains elements of chance and unpredictability. – Jane Button

Britt Salt, Puzzlethèque, 2012; hand-painted PVC, vinyl, steel, dimensions variable; installation view, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne; courtesy the artist and Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne; photograph Jeremy Dillon