Artist to Watch: Rebecca Ackroyd

Charlotte Dos Santos, Contemporary Art Society, July 26, 2018

On viewing her exhibition at Peres Projects gallery last month, Rebecca Ackroyds work is still very much emblazoned in the memory. The gallery space was dominated. Red filters were put on the windows, turning any natural light into a beaming, fiery crimson. Stud walls were put up, dividing the space into one long ovenlike room. Sitting on the floor within it were white figures made of chicken wire and bandages, fixedly basking the radiative light from the windows, in hunched reclining postures.