Joe Sweeney - Take Away

Alexander Glover, Art Rabbit, March 25, 2016

Drawn from Sweeney’s impression of his home in Brixton, Take Away displays the everyday happenings, disruptions and dialogues that are both familiar and strange within the ever-changing neighbourhood. With his sculptural interpretations of pie boxes, milk cartons and ceramic fried chicken bones, local ephemera has been transformed into something more permanent, impactful and often funny. By capturing accidental dialogues and encounters, each work acts as a different component within the broader installation that explores the theme of the market, almost parodying the very nature of the art market itself. Take Away questions the notion of value within the once sacred white walled space.