Tall Tales of Transparent Things

Abbie Davies, Plastic Bag and Pastries Still Life, Gouache, enamel and resin on wooden panels

Lucy Oates, Gwennan Thomas, Leon Pozniakow, Noa Maras, James Middleton, Abbie Davies, Pao-Leng Kung, Yonah Taieb and Héloïse Delègue

5th April 2019 – 6th April 2019

Tall Tales of Transparent Things: What is a tall tale? “a story that may or may not be true but contains hard to believe details”

It is a story or a truth that has undergone a transformation through being repeated, embellished and exaggerated. It retains a relationship to the truth even if it has evolved and metamorphosed. A tall tale also asks to be questioned, it asks the viewer to interrogate it and pick it apart. Because it is “hard to believe” we are forced to think more about it. Art changes over time, it evolves through the process of being made. Artists tell stories through their work, but their work also tells their own stories. These are tall tales of transparent things.

Yonah Taieb, Color Project 3, Cotton weaving

Yonah Taieb, Color Project 3, Cotton weaving

Leon Pozniakow, In my heart the door stands ajar, Acrylic on canvas.

Leon Pozniakow, In my heart the door stands ajar, Acrylic on canvas.

Pao-Leng Kung, Pattern overlay y, Acrylic on mild steel

Pao-Leng Kung, Pattern overlay y, Acrylic on mild steel

Abbie Davies, Plastic Bag and Pastries Still Life, Gouache, enamel and resin on wooden panels

Abbie Davies, Plastic Bag and Pastries Still Life, Gouache, enamel and resin on wooden panels

Gwennan Thomas, Sea Legs, Oil on satin and oil on wood.

Gwennan Thomas, Sea Legs, Oil on satin and oil on wood.

• April 4, 2019

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