The Fast Supper
Abigail FallisThu 25 May 2006 - Sun 27 Aug 2006
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Drawing on Leonardo da Vinci"s "Last Supper", Abigail Fallis presents a show of new work centred around modern-day consumerism and consumption.
Drawing on Leonardo da Vinci"s "Last Supper", Abigail Fallis presents a show of new work centred around modern-day consumerism and consumption.

Her Fast Supper involves ideas specifically regarding her concern over the battle between civilisation vs. nature. The exhibition will be showcasing Fallis"s new installation using the medium of Papier-mâché to manifest her latest idea. "I use whatever comes to hand from my surroundings and try to make sense through my work. I"m a maker, and it"s through this process that a sculptural language develops".

The disciples represented only by hands, their attributes are replaced by sculpted Mâché fast food, with exposed text on each pair of hands as a record of the time they were made, with headlines from the major tabloids and broadsheets. Fallis cites Claus Oldenburg as a major inspiration, particularly his Store period. The distortion of size and the replica of everyday food substances such as hamburgers and hotdogs is here translated to a comment on the mass consumer of the mass-produced product, combining the once insatiable appetite for fast food with an increasing awareness of how the way we consume has far-reaching economic and environmental effects. The Fast Supper will also be showcasing new bronze sculptures and prints regarding the demise of common fish species being over-consumed globally from the oceans.

Her monumental sculpture DNA DL90, a 40 ft tower of real shopping trolleys stacked into the shape of a double helix, showing at Cass foundation Goodwood and seen here in miniature form, is a previous work relating to her new exhibition at Trolley. "This is my monument to consumer culture, which is now part of our DNA. I try not to criticize but indirectly comment on the effects that so much choice has given us in this B.O.G.O.F. world (but one get one free)".

Abigail Fallis studied at Camberwell College of Arts between 1993 and 1996; she is from Walthamstow East London. A former blacksmith, she now works in mixed media from metalwork to paper, using casting and sculpting techniques.
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