The Add It Up exhibition featuring the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner runs until 22 October at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.
Much of Leirner’s work is constructed of everyday objects. Below are my favourite pieces in the exhibition.
Leveled Spirit consists of 38 spirit levels.
Blue Phase is made of 50.000 obsolete Brazilian bank notes, which are threaded together.
Metal, Wood and Black consists of rulers.
My photo of Little Light, which contains more than two miles of copper wire with a light bulb at one end, doesn’t really do justice to the installation. The patterns and reflections on the copper wire are much more evident in real life.
120 Cords is very colourful.
On the ground floor of the Fruitmarket Gallery, there are also some watercolours by Jan Leirner.
On the first floor, there are several pieces made with the products of Leirner’s former smoking and drug taking habits. The three narrow pieces pictured below are made of rolling papers and their packaging.
Below is my favourite of three Crossing Colours works.