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White Crypt: May Hands 'Best Before End' (until 5th October 2019)

I always love to see exhibitions take place in unusual spaces; this is becoming increasingly common in London, with real estate at a premium. White Crypt has encompassed its identity in its name, hosting exhibitions in the crypt of St Mark's Church in Kennington, south London. Underground, the abandoned aesthetic of the space is a nice contrast to not only the sterile, glossy, high-spec galleries of central London but the gentrification that is swallowing up our creative communities and areas.

Installation view: May Hands, Best Before End, 6 September - 5 October 2019. White Crypt, London.
White Crypt's walls are, predictably, painted white and are very much in keeping with a basement aesthetic; there is a dark air to the space and this extends to how I received Hands' work as I experienced it for the first time. She is currently on the MFA at Goldsmiths but the work is not what you might expect from the art school; the delicate nature of the sculptures are compelling in th…

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