“Models and Materialities: Confabulation and the Contemporary Still Life.”
At this Exhibition, the artists who exhibited work had themes of defamiliarized objects in unfamiliar contexts. It was about paintings of unnamable and reconfigured things. I found this related to my project in Siteless and Cited because I am taking everyday objects in the real world. I am then taking the objects out of context. I found this exhibition beneficial to my own practise and have taken inspiration from this set of work.
This exhibition explores a playfulness and unpredictability in a practice that tinkers with conventions and ambiguates tradition with variously absurd, pathetic or melancholic irony.
Artists exhibiting include: Jonny Green, Clare Chapman, G.L. Brierley, Alex Hanna, Chris Nurse, Peter Jones, Tim Dodds, Laura Smith and Timothy Hon Hung Lee. (The exhibition is supported by an online catalogue including essays, conversation and correspondence with the artists, and illustrations.)