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Part IV: Interiority

Emma Bennett, Kiera Bennett, Florian Heinke, Wendy Mayer, Gavin Nolan, Tom Ormond, John Stark

‘Interiority’ is a group presentation of seven artists that will provide an in-depth analysis of each artist’s current practice, as well as operating as a thematically curated exhibition. It will represent the fourth in a quadrilogy of exhibitions that also serves to psycho-geographically link the two remote locations of art fair and gallery space.

A corresponding version of ‘Interiority’ will take place simultaneously at the gallery in London, following on from ‘Part I: Street Semiotics’and ‘Part II: The Turning World’, thus representing a collection of survey shows investigating the city, landscape and interiors. The notion of interiority arose from identifying an aspect within each of the artist’s wider practices, and the exhibition seeks to reveal the psychological aspect of the interior view, as if the representation of a physical interior can be used to decode the interior mind of the artist and audience. An interior place must define itself by the presence and absence of objects and people; its architectural aspect; and its relation to the exterior. Conscious and unconscious drives are revealed by the subject portrayed, and its condition. Additionally, what is left in, and what is left out, reveal elements of identity, beliefs and desires. Notions of nostalgia, longing, hope and the private and personal will dominate, whilst also asking what is beyond the threshold, both physically and psychologically.

Emma Bennett, Something Stirs, 2017, Oil on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm
Kiera Bennett Cave, 2016, Oil on canvas, 60 x 45 cm
Florian Heinke, Bataclan, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130 cm
Gavin Nolan, A Warrior Jungle Whiner, 2017, Oil on canvas, 155 x 125 cm
Tom Ormond, Cometh the Makers, 2011, Oil on linen, 183 x 162.5 cm
John Stark, The Virtue of Faith (Cosmic Principles 40), 2016, Oil on wood panel, 60 x 50 cm
Wendy Mayer, The Parting Gift, 2016, Painted vinyl, ceramic vase, mohair, 17.5 x 26 x 10 cm