Renowned art historian Jo Applin's title essay If I measure it must exist, illuminates the practice of sculptor Frances Richardson on the occasion of her solo exhibition.
... when Richardson considers whether the interior of a sculpture is de facto ‘fictional’, important questions about meaning and narrative, inside and out, and the limits and edges of the work of art are raised. It is heady stuff rooted in the act of making as much as thinking. The lack of history embodied in a sheet of MDF captures something of this compression of ideas, this flattening out where all ideas and thoughts become, for a time, equal. History is there, though, in Richardson’s work, but as a phantom that comes in and out of focus. Integrity is there, too – by the bucket load..