Plumb Poltergeist: Aaron Angell and Ian Law
Artists Aaron Angell and Ian Law present an exhibition developed out of conversations between the two artists over the last six months.
Site visits to the University of Essex’s Wivenhoe Park campus became the starting point for conversations that take in a poster from a 1970s student bedroom, Etruscan funerary urns, the campus’s Brutalist architecture and the contrasting bucolic parkland that it resides within. We also pause to reflect on the life and writing of French philosopher Simone Weil.
Responding to this varied subject matter, Plumb Poltergeist brings together ceramics made collaboratively at Aaron Angell’s Troy Town Art Pottery, painting, photography and interior design to produce a thought-provoking and sometimes humorous exhibition.
Aaron Angell (b.1987) studied at the Slade School of Art and is founder of Troy Town Art Pottery. His work is concerned with hobbyist cultures, non-canonical history and marginal methods of image making. He lives and works in London.
Ian Law (b. 1984) studied at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art. His practice reflects upon the transient status of an art object as it passes from studio to exhibition space again. He lives and works in London.