Formed from heat-warped Perspex, each nest cossets a clay figurine within. “The figurines are rooted in the idea that we are shaped and sculpted by society and by life, but nobody really has access to our subconscious, our inner nest,” explains Cavalieri.
Once through the heavy, carved double doors and inside the quietened space among her suspended nests, doused in shadowy light … that’s when you’re granted full insight into Cavalieri’s probe of space, memory, shadow theory and the mind’s innermost quarters.
Cavalieri’s exhibition is part of a larger joint show titled Illusion/Allusion. Her work will be exhibited together with that of Sue Martin and Sharon Sampson with all three artists exploring the concept of space in their own unique languages.
Don’t miss Illusion/Allusion, running from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 16 September at GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), Illovo.