Clare Dickens | Chloe Hsinyi Chiu | Jeni Johnson | Aya Kirresh | Cristina Prudente Cecilia Sergi | Kim Thornton
In June 2019 HContemporary will bring together a group exhibition of seven international women artists who are shaping a new dialogue from their subconscious thoughts, ideas and experiences. Their surreal, and often dream-like, journeys are presented here balancing the ordinary with the bizarre to re-enchant the world.
The seven artists in this exhibition have each drawn from their own experiences and memories to create imagery full of personal meaning. Their subconscious thoughts reference individual ideas, hoping to communicate them to the viewer. Exploring notions of vulnerability, invisibility, transformation and mystery, the diverse cultures of this multinational group of artists add another layer of context to the work.
Through the medium of photography and sculpture the artists have delved into their own lives and surroundings and made remarkable and/or beautiful discoveries. Improvisation is often key in the search for what was previously unknown. The viewer is playfully invited to consider new purposing of familiar objects, to explore the shadows and to consider new possibilities.
These liminal spaces between reality and the subconscious provide room to challenge hierarchies and to guard against the societal shackles that limit our vision. They are places where transformation can take place, thresholds to another way of seeing.
26 June – 3 July 2019
Mon - Sat
10:30 - 19:00
H Contemporary Gallery
3-8, Unjung-ro 125beon-gil,
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
+82 31 703 7772
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I am delighted that my work has been included in this stunning new book exploring the intersection of gender and age.
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London, E2 6LX
Tickets: Free, but please RSVP
Wonderful news that Casting Off received a special mention in the Emerging Curators Category at the Brighton Photo Fringe. Thank you to everyone who visited us over the past month.
Hosted by Charlotte Squire, Jonah Garner & Olivia Aggett
The title Presenting Mostly Yourselves is taken from the 70's old time Music Hall TV show the Good Old Days, when the loquacious master of ceremonies declared the entertainment was mostly provided by those in the stalls enjoying the show, the viewer. The open show explores an inverse approach to curation in which the showing of work is privileged over concept, the outcome a shared pleasure in exhibition and a presentation of work that includes all comers.
Presenting Mostly Yourselves will feature the work of
(in order of appearance)
Victoria Trott, Barbara Jones, Emma Sprawson, Noah Taylor, Rachael Darbourne, Lesley Bricknell, William H Davison, Rosalie Wyatt, Lee Jackson, Rhys Phillips, Dr Ian Jamison, Matthew Thomas, Mary Doulton, Thomas Martin Loveder, Cathy Boult, Jo Ballard, Emma Wright, Bethany Thomas, RL Crindell, Laurie Christine Wilcox, Maria Eastwood, Alan Qualtrough, Deborah Duffin, Vicky Pulter, Theo Sykes, Caroline Gregory, Emma Winslet, Olivia Aggett, Pod Garner, Nicola Hamon, David Edmond, Madeleine Boulesteix, Kim Thornton, Lucy Soni, Becky Weston, Alexandra Boaru.
To view from the street
The façade of 6 Caroline Place will be hung with Lucy Soni's The Stars are Aligned misappropriating the naval tradition of dressed overall - the hanging of all flags out in celebration without intent of sending a signal message.
Venue: Gallery Lock In, Little Western Street, Brighton BN1 2PU
Home Entertainment is coming to the end of its run but can be seen at the Old Fire Station in Oxford for one last week until Saturday 14 July, open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm. There are still some tea towels in the shop!
On Monday 25 June I was in conversation in the gallery with Kim Shaw from Photofusion. A recording of the event, filmed and edited by Monika Kita, is on You Tube, click below to see it.
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.
Kim Thornton is the artist behind the Home Entertainment exhibition, in the Old Fire Station Gallery 25 May – 14 July.
Join her for a screening of her art film Sugar in my Bowl (6’ 39”) followed by the artist in conversation with Kim Shaw, photographer and Executive Director at Photofusion, London’s largest independent photography resource centre.
Sugar in my Bowl parodies popular television cookery demonstrations. A woman is engaged in the homely task of making cupcakes with a surprising outcome. Wearing an apron made from cupcake cases she stirs and ices the cakes to the soundtrack of a childhood creative programme Vision On whose presenter Tony Hart would paint using kitchen utensils as his brushes.
Free - please book your place. In the OFS Gallery.
A reminder that my solo show Home Entertainment opens at the Old Fire Station in Oxford tomorrow, 24 May from 6-8pm. Please come along if you are in the area. The exhibition continues until 14 July.
There is a limited edition of 50 tea towels featuring my image The Bigger Splash available for sale in the gift shop.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.