Spring is officially here, and that means time to get outside. After some Ube Purple Yam soft serve from Soft Swerve Ice Cream, may we suggest heading over to the LES and checking out Sarah Entwistle’s exhibition, It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessity, at signs and symbols? This is the British artist and architect’s first US solo exhibition, and it’s worth checking out.


Entwistle’s autobiographical work grows out of the archive of her late grandfather and fellow architect, Clive Entwistle (1916–1976), whom she never met but whose personal effects she inherited in 2011. Responding to a photograph of a staged trade fair interior (c.1969) designed by Clive, her installation features a still life of objects ranging from marbled ink drawings on archival paper, a large handwoven tapestry, raw sheet steel wall lamps, a table and a faux white Persian cat. In the tradition of ‘spolia,’ the ancient architectural practice of dismantling and repurposing parts of buildings, Entwistle reclaims parts of her grandfather’s archive, reconfiguring his biography through her own.


Sarah Entwistle’s It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessityis on view March 3 – April 14, 2019 at signs and symbols, 102 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002.


all images // courtesy of signs and symbols