Brown Council, Penelope Cain, Madeleine Donovan, Nicholas Hobbs, Justin Miles, Holly Williams, Simon Yates, Curated by Holly Williams
The Shadow Theatre is a group exhibition curated by Holly Williams which examines psychological blind spots and the desire to be fooled through a range of practices and media.
Image above: Nicholas Hobbs, Cargo, 2012
Pretty Ulysses And Other Paintings
One of the similarities between painting and fiction is that they are both windows into other possible universes. I have been translating some of my favourite fiction into systems of colour to see how those universes might appear. No matter how much I regulate the form the painting is to take, the finished work is never quite how I expect it to look. So I keep on looking. It has been difficult to decide what stories to use, so I’ve chosen a few different kinds: the chapter titles to James Joyce’s Ulysses as they appear on my ipod, some Dr Seuss, some translated poetry by Sappho, some spam email text.
image above: Dark Ulysses 2012 (detail)
acrylic paint on acrylic sheet
84 x 90 cm