REPORTRAIT

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

2017

Crate Installation (images curtesy John Hartley | Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Crate Installation

(images curtesy John Hartley | Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

For this exhibition Sasha has designed a unique structure that contains 12 reinterpretations of key oil paintings currently on display in the Castle (or held within the Museum's wider collection) She describes it as 'a museum within a museum', which not only relates to the architecture of the Museums's Victorian converted galleries, but also to a storage or transport crate, used when artworks are loaned out for display. Reminiscent of a traditional Salon Hang, the exterior panels are made from picture frames that have been tightly secured together. Two walls unfold as ramps, openly inviting you to explore the interior but also indicating that the structure can be packed up and relocated. Inside the decor has simulated flourishes of the skirting boards, wooden flooring and colours of the Castle's galleries and also where you encounter twelve new artworks in display boxes and antique frames. The small space is neccessary to create an intimate and individual setting, to give the visitor the time to examine these paintings in a new personal way.

Crate Installation (images curtesy John Hartley | Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Crate Installation

(images curtesy John Hartley | Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery)