Greta Alfaro: A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance

@ Fish and Coal Building
Granary Square, King's Cross
London N1C 4AA

The first time I encountered Greta's work was at The Mews project space, at the time a video 'In The Praise of the Beast' that this year was selected for The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, I had seen some documentation of another project 'In Ictu Oculi', and I have always been drawn to her use reference, through animals, to life and death drives, the pleasurable and the abject, the sweet and delicate arrangement of a feast that then is offered to vultures. In this new project we have again an animal at the centre of the action, this time a mouse.

As is written in the press release "a rat holds command over an empty Victorian office. It has grown and usurped the managers and clerks' posts. It sniffs curiously at the furniture and walls. Trapped by heavy tables and thick walls within the rigid arrangement of the workplace, caged and alienated in a world of routine and bureaucracy, the rat becomes a spectre of order and productivity."

"Greta Alfaro was born in Spain in 1977 and studied fine art at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. In 2011 graduated with distinction with a Master in Photography from the Royal College of Art where she was the first beneficiary of the Genesis Photography Scholarship. The exhibition is the culmination of the foundation's ongoing support of the artist. Alfaro has exhibited individually and collectively across Europe."

Curated by Flora Fairbairn
to be seen until October 24.