RADICAL ME | Tannery Projects
PV Friday 29th July 6-9pm
Open 30th, 31st July, and 5th, 6th, 7th August 12-6pm
Artists include; Paul Housley, Vicki Fornieles, David Cyrus Smith, Howard Dyke, Simon Bayliss, Claire Price, Lisa Penny, Tom Brown, Geraldine Swayne, Lucy Stein, Nicky Hirst, Marcus Cope, David Dipre, Kes Richardson, Tiago da Cunha, Dominic Kennedy, Samuel Bassett, Charlie Dutton.
Radical Me is a show based around the figure, painting, image making, lust and desire.
There's art out of the Cornish pasty - Waves crashing over rock and Cock. Miniature figures in fluid enamel on copper. Abstract human traces in translucent spaces. Image hunters trawling art history and anthropology for stuff that means something to them then re-configuring it to make sense of it somehow. A body exposes itself to giant photographic paper, spits and bites, screwed up - She hates edges. Clothed canvases, a FILA logo rises from the stained sheets. As much a nod to Brett Easton Ellis as is the cut fabric to Fontana. A Quirky language of figurative made lyrical. 1930's motifs and silhouettes reconfigured into a new symbolic order. Design for a modern machine made out of old parts and styles. A Sunset out of ripped billboard and garden tarpaulin, a fan of decorators colour samples is a replacement for our burning star. Heads and figures made from slashes and scything brushwork, all trying to break from the boundaries of their existence. A man paints the interior spaces made out of the paint that he brings to these places. All stuff man made , felt , designed in some way made to feel more real than life , it's all there at Radical Me not radical in the way it's going to change the world but radical in the artists own personal journey and ambition.