As part of Folkestone Fringe, artist Colin Booth will build ‘Symmetrophobia’, a large scale installation, at Steep Street Coffee House in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.
Colin Booth has exhibited widely throughout the UK and in Europe. He has had solo shows at the De La Warr Pavilion, Herbert Read Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, James Hockey Gallery and more recently at University La Cambre, Brussels and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) London. In 2017 he exhibited in Only Connect at El Bruton in Seville and Book of the WORD at Helsinki Contemporary. In 2018 he will have a solo show, Intuitive Geometries at Arthouse1, London and his work will feature in Book of the WORD, a major new Thames & Hudson publication and international touring show, written and curated by Michael Petry.
Colin Booth writes “neatly stacked on their shelves, the blocks in Symmetrophobia present an altogether different sense of order and value from that of the surrounding books. Neither literary nor dependent upon the written word, they operate within the context of a purely visual language which places emphasis on how we relate one geometric shape to another and how that arrangement relates to the whole.”
This new work will displace 1820 of the 10,000 books that crowd the shelves of Steep Street Coffee House. Opened in 2015, Steep Street doubles as a book shop and café. It is a hub for Folkestone’s flourishing creative community and regularly hosts literary and art events.