Taking a starting point from the character Frédéric in Gustave Flaubert’s ‘Sentimental Education’, Robertson gathers together a mix of artists’ work all focusing on a transformation of sorts. Flaubert deals with longing, to ascend in life, in standing, in love, in the company of others. Every attempt to escape oneself.
From the simple act of giving another artists name while in Starbucks buying coffee (Jonathan Monk), dragging in the detritus of parenting young children to form a modernist facade (Simon Newby) or the simple realisation that ones chance of a rock and roll future are just not meant to be (Scott King). Everyday items yearn for change, but render themselves useless in the process (Katerina Kamprani), Artists gazing into another artists world (Ryan Gander), paintings used as tools to try and transform the physical and physic state of those who gaze upon them (Ian Whittlesea) and a dark and humorous self analysis (Mark Spelman).
New and existing work is brought together to explore the simple act of change.