Castle in the Air is Lyndi Sales’ second solo exhibition at Circa Gallery in Johannesburg.
This new body of work exists at the interface of art and rationalism, reason and wonder. Working with hand-woven textiles, sculptural installation and collage, she uses the “basic building blocks of the universe” as a departure point for her artistic enquiry.
Whilst located in a scientific register – an interrogation of the properties of light or the cold crystalline structure of chemicals – this original departure point is refracted through the lens of art and infused with a deeply personal aesthetic sensibility. Conceived symbiotically, Sales’ surprising melding of art and science take on new and curious configurations. For Sales, it is wonder that binds art and science in mutually beneficial exchange.