A couple of years back, I was fortunate to participate in Invisible Beasts, an exhibition themed around monsters, curated by Paul Thompson. The exhibition and accompanying book were a really interesting investigation of how humanity views and creates the monstrous.
So, it's really pleasing that there's a sequel exhibition:
Invisible Beasts: A Hidden Cartography runs at The Exchange (NE30 1SE) throughout February 2018. This time the theme is still about monsters but is more focused on location and place.
My pieces for this one, Things In Little Squares, are maps, of sorts.
Maps powerfully communicate a demystified physical world within neat gridlines. The works are an attempt to repurpose that visual language to invoke the opposite: mystical narrative places, dream-logic reconstitutions of the familiar into the uncanny. Also: I really like chopping and gluing stuff.
I made a daft little flyer!
Launch party on the 1st. Expect some suitably otherworldy musical selections, from ethereal tree-hugging folk to funking psych rock!