Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Spending time with my cat (Balcony sculpture I) (2020), Cut-out mirror and acrylic on wood, 140 x 108 x 106 cm

Spending time with my cat (Balcony sculpture I) (2020), Cut-out mirror and acrylic on wood, 140 x 108 x 106 cm

Spending time with my cat (Balcony sculpture I) (2020), Cut-out mirror and acrylic on wood, 140 x 108 x 106 cm

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, Cut-out mirror and acrylic on plexi, 215 x 200 cm,

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collages, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm,Scene 2

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Poems from the Balcony (2020), collage, acrylic on paper, 29 x 21 cm

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Poems from the Balcony III (2020), Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm, cut-out mirror

Poems from the Balcony III (2020), Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm, cut-out mirror

Poems from the Balcony III (2020), Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm

Please Don`t Make Me Cry, installation view

Wake Me Up (2021), cut-out mirror, paper-collage

Wake Me Up (2021), cut-out mirror, paper-collage

Wake Me Up (2021), cut-out mirror, paper-collage

Please Don't Make Me Cry 

Scene 2, 2021

Ingrid Toogood´s project at Scene 2 consists of works created as the country shut down due to the Covid pandemic last year and a new work titled Please Don`t Make Me Cry created exactly one year later.

The works presented are developed during a chaotic time, defined by an underlying notion that anything, and everything, could happen now. To create a routine amidst such uncertainty, Toogood began making daily collages, about observing an unrecognizable world from the balcony. Her energetic and intense use of color, combined with gestural brushstrokes and loud patterns create such tension and excitement that all the elements appear to be shouting at each other. The painting and the collages all share a repetitive wavy form representative of an awning - as if one is sitting on a balcony looking out at the world under its shade.

The sculpture Please Don`t Make Me Cry (2021) has the shape of a folding screen. The folding screen functions as a shield or a hiding place. 

Toogood’s practice focuses on painting as a medium and the transition between the two-dimensional painting and the spatial painting. Sometimes as a sculpture, other times with elements of installation and performance. The sculpture Spending time with my cat (Balcony sculpture I) display Toogood’s continued exploration of how painting can be incorporated into space with the use of perforated mirrors and silhouettes.