Jonathan Baldock: 'THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME’
Taking its title from the 1939 musical The Wizard of Oz, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME is Jonathan Baldock's largest solo show to date. The exhibition features newly commissioned and previously unseen works including monumental sculptures, live interventions and an extensive installation at Dilston Grove.
The exhibition includes work made using a techniques traditionally associated with the home and domesticity. Employing skills such as felting, basket weaving, candle making, appliqué and stitching to highlight ideals of home making and traditional gender roles, Baldock toys with conventional aesthetics to create works that border on the grotesque or monstrous. Loaded with mythological and folkloric references and echoes of the ritualistic, these works create a subtle interplay with the Dilston Grove space, which was once a historic church.
A performance by Jonathan Baldock in collaboration with Vancouver's Kokoro Dance company takes place on 2, 7, and 8 July at Dilston Grove. Performers wear bespoke, sculptural costumes and are accompanied by live music by Luke Barton and Craig Swan.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME is generously supported by The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment, The Foyle Foundation, Weber Industries, KERAX, Arts Council England and Southwark Council.