It's very quiet here
'A bell I heard but never saw', 2013
By repeatedly adding and polishing layers of graphite on paper, Kezia Pritchard builds up a fragile solidity to this bell that we see but will never hear. Like the rest of Kezia's work, it invites us to join her in considering the loss and nostalgia of things past, of memories that remain just outside our grasp, these things we can neither remember nor quite forget. One senses their presence but fails to conjure up the image and the sound, the smell and the taste. We are left instead with the anxiety of an impenetrable surface, resolutely flat in which at best a fuzzy shadow of ourselves is reflected.