Whilst its title paraphrases a quote from Robert Rauschenberg describing his ‘combine' work, 'Bed' (1955), the exhibition is also Baldock's first overtly autobiographical work. Evoking his own living situation, the visual display is also accompanied by the voice of the artist's mother. Reading from her diaries in a hushed and hurried tone, this voice reflects how the artist's mother has influenced the artist's life as other artists have informed his work.
A commissioned essay on My biggest fear is that someone will crawl into it written by Martin Hargreaves is available online and at SPACE.
7 April–25 June 2017
Jonathan Baldock at SPACE