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THE ACCUMULATION OF THINGS

CURATED BY ADAM MURRAY

 

» Aditya Babbar » Joe Bloom » Julie Greve » Alicia Jalloul
» Joy Labinjo » Evie O’Connor » Max Prus 

 

The Accumulation of Things brings together seven artists whose work deals with shared interests of experience, circumstance and the familiar. Personal histories both real and imagined are examined through painting, photography and sculpture.

Aditya Babbar’s photographs capture the complexities of interpersonal relationships by the creation of meticulously directed portraits. His compositions are littered with evidence, from the decor to the posture of the subjects, all the while suggesting at a possible narrative beyond the picture.

Stories, or snippets of stories are told through the language of painting and drawing by Joe Bloom. He invites the viewer to use elements presented before them together with their own interpretation and experiences, to make decisions on the connotations of the composition.

Photographer Julie Greve’s work takes the form of portraits and staged visual scenarios made in collaboration with groups of girls. Born and raised in a small town in Denmark, a lot of Julie’s work focuses on the areas in which she grew up.

Alicia Jalloul’s sculptures address the paradoxes that exist with the crossing between cultures, whilst Joy Labinjo draws on her British-Nigerian heritage, inviting the viewer to step into preliminary drawings saturated with colours, patterns and people, reconfigured from her family photograph albums.

Evie O’Connor explores class and identify in her works, and her textiles background has heavily informed the stylistic and decorative qualities within her work. She imagines both a beautiful and droll environment, explored through familiar domestic environments. Max Prus produces figurative drawings and paintings, telling stories with complex narratives representing culture and society.

Finally, Adam Murray is a lecturer, photographer and curator based in Manchester. He is co-founder of photography collective Preston is my Paris, and most recently he co-curated North: Fashioning Identity with Lou Stoppard at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Somerset House, London.

Special thanks goes to John A Stephens Ltd. for supplying materials for this exhibition.

Exhibition photography courtesy of Jules Lister.

ASSOCIATED EVENT


 

» Talk: SHEAfriq Art Dates: Joy Labinjo & Saziso Phiri
Date: Thursday 25 October, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Location: Bonington Gallery

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