Ceri Hand Gallery The Oceanic
The Oceanic

11th Jan - 9th Feb 2013

The title of the exhibition draws its source from the ‘Oceanic Hotel’, in Mombasa, Kenya, designed by emigre German architect Ernst May. The ‘Oceanic Hotel’ was one of May’s final East African projects. Now demolished, this Modernist building’s legacy infiltrates the exhibition, from its logo (a Seahorse) to the concrete lattice work and its tropical context. Houlding’s lifelong association with East Africa also informs this new work, from the colour palette of blues, yellows and oranges to the inclusion of found materials and objects in order to create graphic sculptural assemblages that reflect on an architecture of place.