There are bigger names and more exotic pieces to draw you to Wolverhampton Art Gallery but there is a more domestic work that may not have the same draw but is worthy of a good look. Rosemary Terry, Wolverhampton-based, has used wood (often considered an inadequate material) to draw attention to the shapes and sights of a traditional kitchen. In virtually every way it’s the opposite of the big and brash of modern art – and it’s all the better for it.
It’s 2D made 3D. The oversized spoons and utensils stay flat – like an old style BBC cartoon – and they are quirkily distorted and not in proportion with each other. It’s surprisingly calming and altogether endearing. It’s nice to take time to wander around it, remembering all the time that the soul of a house is shown best by what happens in its kitchen.