Illusions Exhibition at the Menier Gallery 13 – 26 September 2017

An open submission Exhibition presented by The Artists Pool

 

‘Going beyond the surface, exploring the illusions of life, the change of art, time, fashion, environment and the perception we’re fed, what is reality and what isn’t ? Does reality still exists in the age of technology and the changing times of social media?  Can we trust our own eyes?’

 

Southbank Saltimbanque

saltimbanque: masculine and feminine noun  – “travelling entertainer”, “street entertainer”. French saltimbanque, and Italian saltimbanco, from saltare ‘jump’ and banco ‘bench, platform, stage’.

‘An image of the artist as “entertainer” reflecting on the harsh realities of street life and the tawdry poverty of his few possessions. Away from the ‘lights’ the performer sits contemplating the cost of attachment to a spirit of artistic melancholy stretching to Picasso, to Dickens, to Watteau, to the Comedia del’arte and beyond. What is the nature of this romance and why is it bound to a fatalistic outcome? Meanwhile, old friends move on, change is ever present and tomorrow is a new beginning…’

The Elephant in the Room Exhibition at the Menier Gallery 23 – 27 May 2017

 

 

‘The 2006 UK Inquiry identified five key factors that affect mental health and wellbeing of people, these were: discrimination, participating in meaningful activities, relationships, physical health and poverty. This exhibition aims to address some or all of these themes is through a focus on the issues of mental health and young people.’

12 Exhibited works including Resurection Jesus, oil on board, 2017; Tangled, oil on board 2017, Burning Man, gouache on paper, 1993, Lamp (Holy Spirit in Flames) mixed media on paper, 2017, Pantocrator, mixed media on paper, 2016

Mernier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU

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