Assembly Point is delighted to present Pressure Head an exhibition of new work by Milly Peck.
Continuing an ongoing exploration of ideas surrounding imitation, flatness and the stage prop, Milly Peck creates a sculptural installation alongside a series of wall reliefs made in direct response to the gallery space parodying DIY culture in the domestic sphere. Employing cartoonish imagery pulled from the everyday as a backdrop, hand-drawn networks of faulty plumbing and heating systems diagrammatically expand across the gallery on the brink of slapstick disfunction. Extending directly from existing architectural features within the building, this set-like construction farcically mimics the methodical step-by-step logic of instructional home improvement manuals. The scene quickly shifts from a flattened, pictorial image to a fragmented, three-dimensional stage revealing its fakery in the process.
Milly Peck (b. London, UK) is an artist based in London. She graduated from MA Sculpture at The Royal College of Art in 2016. She received the David Troostwyk/Matt’s Gallery Studio Award which concluded with a solo show, LOUD KNOCK, at Matt’s Gallery (Studio Space), London in 2017. Recent shows she has participated in include: Cypher Billboard Project, London; Refinding: Jessie Flood-Paddock with Kenneth Armitage, The Tetley, Leeds; Mudhook at Tintype Gallery, London; Top Bantz, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.
Amelia Barratt (b.1989, Reading, UK) is an artist living and working in London. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art and received an MFA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art in 2016. Recent shows include readings at CCA Glasgow, Edinburgh College of Art, Transition Gallery, London and SET Projects, London. She is co-director of performance series Oral Rinse.