[November 19 2021]
Issy Wood’s constellation of images suggests a stream of consciousness hiding something foreboding, a medieval current creeping into the millennial. Merging the material and immaterial, objects and beliefs, her work empties the contemporary of clarity and releases spirits presumed to belong to the past with an incisive binge of symbols: sphinx-like women with bodies embedded in high-end decorative objects, faceless 19th century maidens with buttery skin, false nails, silver tableware and fussy necklaces, leather trenches and lux car interiors.
Words by Margaret Kross
On view now until November 20 2021 at Carlos Ishikawa
Unit 4, Cooks Yard, 88 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London
Photos by Rosie Foster