Exhibition | Games We Play |
When we see the play bow of our canine companions or hear the urging of children to 'come & play' we are reminded to let go of our serious side for a time and let loose. For this exhibition we are giving you permission to ‘go play’ and free your imagination to express itself with creative abandon.
pigment on paper
Artist Statement: I'm a theatrical surrealist who creates artwork that is strangely unsettling in an eerie and bemusing way. I pose puppet-like figures inside theatrical spaces and attempt to dramatically blur the boundaries between animate and inanimate, human and non-human, life and death. Walking a thin tightrope between the obvious and the absurd, I construct sets which host small dynamic dramas based on the mind’s ability to build meaningful narratives from enigmatic sources. Each artwork becomes a fraction of time when reality is breached and a frozen glimpse into the mental theatre of oddity is experienced, an opening when the viewer can catch the faint hint of cotton candy breezing in from the sideshow midway, the pastel moment of a lost memory, a slight reminder that the future is never absent, and that the past is always in front of us.
The Discovery of the Primordial Doughnut
gouache on board
Artist Statement: Influenced by symbolism and primitive art I believe that we are not as civilized as we think. "Our relationships and habits have changed little over the last few thousand years. My work serves as a kind of metaphorical roadmap of my life, which explores the inner aspects of my habitation in ,and movement through the suburban experience."
Farticles: Deck of Cards
permanent marker mixed media
Artist Statement: I realized that making art has been often enough a way for me to showcase my gratitude towards someone I love. This deck of cards is pretty much that. Each card represents either a memory of a time spent with my partner or some non-sensical absurd place or creature in this universe. Made with permanent alcohol markers and black ink pen. Inspired very much by Claire Scully’s Outer Wilderness.