• 1520_m

    Installation view, 2012, Kate MacGarry

  • 1526_m

    Bellarmine IX, 2012 ceramic, 50 × 28 × 30 cm

  • 1521_m

    Installation view, 2012, Kate MacGarry

  • 1529_m

    Promenading, 2010 wool, acrylic, oak tray frame, 188.5 × 123.3 × 4.5 cm

  • 1535_m

    Bellarmine VIII, 2012 ceramic, 50 × 42.5 × 18 cm

What's On: Renee So at Kate MacGarry Gallery

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

There’s something surprisingly human about Renee So’s work. Currently perched in front of a series of the artist’s knitted portraits at the Kate MacGarry Gallery, So’s sculptures aren’t just works on plinths but friends together in a room, each of them individual but all part of the same clan – dark grey or gold in colour, and bulbous. Pointing as much to Hellenic antiquity as the German Bellarmine stoneware from which the series takes its name, So’s sculptures are filled with composite references and ideas, and are so very, very friendly.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.