A Bunch of Floaters
February 3, 2016 — March 31, 2016
Closing reception is Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 PM, followed by drinks at the Palomino (109 7 Ave SW) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. All TNG reception guests will receive 15% off their bill when presenting the exhibition postcard. Admission is free and all are welcome.
A Bunch of Floaters is an installation by Timothy Holt that encapsulates monotonous objects and physical space. Helium, the second lightest known element in the universe, has the lowest boiling point of any gas and is commonly used throughout the world to inflate party balloons. Helium is also a nonrenewable resource and, in addition to other elements, the world’s reserves are about to run out – a shortage that is likely to have far-reaching repercussions. While experts suggest that this material, as well as other nonrenewable resources such as oil, will potentially run out over the next several decades, Holt’s practice opens up discussion on consumerism and our effects on the world today.
Timothy Holt was born in Guildford, England in 1988. He received a BA Honours from the University for the Creative Arts in 2011. He recently studied short courses at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and the Chelsea College of Arts of the University of the Arts London. Holt lives and works in London, England.
His recent solo exhibitions include ‘Bags for Life’, The Gallery, The Island, Bristol, England (2015); ‘Here, There and Duracell’, Six and LUNG project space, Bournemouth, England (2014) and ‘Work to Wickes’, HOUSE, London, England (2014). Recent group exhibitions include ‘POP up F*CK off’, Broadway Studios, London, England (2015); ‘Another After’, Great Western Studios, London, England (2015); ‘Fresh Is More’, APG Gallery, Sheffield, England (2014); ‘Lost Storage’, Mori and Stein Gallery, London, England (2014) and ‘Chinese Open: Year of the Horse’, Q Park Chinatown, London, England (2014).