Fernanda Gomes’ work is assembled in situ and begins with an extended process of observation. Gomes finds empty space to be full of information, and the construction and placement of her works (her preferred term is ‘things’) is organised in relation to the spaces she is given for exhibition. Her things are more often that not found objects: the formally exquisite yet intrinsically disposable; the materially precious but casually discarded. Her interventions may consist only of dabs of paint (always white), though they more often depend on placement and relation- she joins one thing to another through stacking or stringing or nudging.
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