– Ash Kilmartin –

By Summer 2012

‘Enigmas: Birch/Gawronski’ (2012) exhibition review

‘Enigmas’ was neither a simple re-presentation of a key work by Birch, nor an exhibition of works simply influenced by him. Gawronski’s decision to make works in response to Birch’s practice, and to exhibit these alongside the entirety of No man's land, suggests a model less easily defined than collaboration, retrospective or tribute. – Ash Kilmartin

Stephen Birch, No man’s land, 2006; fibreglass, polyurethane, screen print, lycra, acrylic polymer paint, video, dimensions variable; courtesy the estate; photograph Effy Alexakis