This exhibition brought together a body of new and recent work by the London-based painter, Eugene Palmer. Curated by Eddie Chambers, the exhibition reflected the artist's continued interest in portraiture. Over the years Palmer's work has featured multiple versions or 'copies' of portraits of members of his family. One series focussed on the artist's father; another series focused on one of his daughters. But these paintings are much more than just personal studies. Instead, Palmer's work animates intriguing questions of sameness, difference and identity.
the work, Coq-à-l'âin, Nicholas
Lowe continues to explore questions of identity and sexuality. In previous
projects this has included visual explorations and debates on HIV and
AIDS, pornography, sex offence and serial murder. The work that was shown
in this exhibition addresses everyday subject matter through bawdy puppetry
and billingsgate humour, the unruly and unmannered popular genre of the
Jane Calow, Pillar
This work was non-permanent and site-specific. While at first glance it may appear that the work has its roots in minimalist sculpture, the materials, such as old clothing and blankets, graphite dust, salt, old books and sand offer a more subtle range of readings. Her work explores memory and association. The pieces, Dead Sea - The Salt Documents and Sub Terra in different ways, consider the idea of submerged terrain and displacement. Her work was on exhibition in conjunction with a one-day symposium Space, Architecture and Psyche.
Rozie Keogh (left), Sadie Christian
Kate Allen is interested in media representations of the body and their relation to self esteem. Her work examines the mental and physical space our bodies occupy. This exhibition mixed three-dimensional 'real' sculptural objects and digital computer-generated virtual 'objects'. Kate uses computer imagery to extend her sculptural practice. For her, images of objects which are digitally generated "…become in the mind's eye, as infinitely flexible and controllable as in the imagination. The fact that they consist of no matter, draws attention to our awareness of the physical."