EXHIBITION DATES:Saturday, 4 August 2012 - Sunday, 16 September 2012
OPENING:6pm Friday 3 August
Artists Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee, Kate Rohde.
Curator Simon Mee
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Picture some bizarre, spooky, pseudo ruin, partially overgrown.
It is the kind of place that if you were watching a D-grade horror
movie you just know that the girl and the guy would go on to meet
the unexpected.The artists in this exhibition all explore the
historical within their art as a means of dealing with the
They lead us away from where we think we were going, from the
comfortable and familiar, to a destination that is strange but also
Penny Byrne's meticulously re-worked porcelain figurines
passionately address a range of issues from the political to the
environmental. Kate Rohde teases out sinister twists in a room full
of brightly coloured ornate baroque forms. Sam Leach's paintings
provide a narrative that seems to be both mad scientist and
deranged modernist; animals, birds and nature attempting to escape
from the fate of geometrical transmogrification.
Simon Mee takes drawing for a walk but through American gothic
via French rococo, accompanied by a range of characters you think
twice about sitting next to on a bus.These artists are hunting out
the locked closet, the bricked up room and the funny smell coming
from the blocked chimney of subconscious.