This exhibition is inevitably nostalgic. First because it is intimately bound up with the space and time of the place in which it occurs, and also because it closes a decade-long cycle of work at Appleton Square.
This exhibition is thus triggered by affections. And I use the plural because in this case there are two entirely different types of affection: affection for the past, for the connection with the factory, and affection for the present, for the connection with Appleton Square. They are affections that relate above all to the beauty of being and making, a fundamental inspiration for any artist.
Vera Appleton, June 2018