27th September – 8th October, 2017
Curated & Presented by Amber Creswell Bell.
JENNIFER AHMAD. JESSE DAYAN. ALISON MACKAY
Homescapes is an intimate 3-person group show exploring the interior landscapes of domestic spaces.
The voyeuristic visual language speaks of humans – either by their presence, or implied strikingly by their absence.
It explores domesticity, and fleeting moments observed.
Ultimately this show is a celebration of ‘what is in front of you’ – re-seeing our surrounds, elevating the familiar, and showing the beauty in the everyday.
“I want to try to paint like how you remember things. I want to get the way your investment in your lived space and your attachment to people mess up your identity and your boundaries slide and mix. Motherhood struck me like a detonation – I don’t know about other people – but my personhood totally exploded and your relationship with stuff – ‘the other’ – gets seriously disturbed, it collapses and fuses into everything. I wanted to stop painting academically and start trying to develop a way of depicting that, my lived experience and my inside world.”
~ Jennifer Ahmad.
“It’s the remembrances, associations and lived experiences contained within the atmosphere of an interior that I find compelling. My aim with these works was to use the emotive possibilities of colour and composition to make visible something of this atmosphere.”
~ Jesse Dayan.
“Paint is like an additional sense for me – it’s the way I feel and explore objects, their textures, shapes and surfaces. Paint is how I get to know things.”
~ Alison Mackay
HOMESCAPES OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday 27th September 6-8pm