Kate Street, Debbie Lawson, Antti Laitinen, Annie Attridge, Mike Newton, Rebecca Taber, Bjorn Veno, Hektor Mamet, Eduard Bigas and Saul Zanolari; and special performance by Mark McGowan on the opening night.
Nettie Horn proudly presents BEAUHEMIA, the inaugural exhibition at our new premises on Vyner Street, and featuring work by the gallery's artists - displaying a broad spectrum of characteristics that are at once beautiful, sometimes decadent, and occasionally foreboding. The works in this exhibition explore themes surrounding the loss of and search for identity and meaning in our post-modern society; a personal conflict which often overlays with current political, cultural and psychological climates. Each artist is concerned with the conception of identity, and how it is played out in the modern world, often to conflicting ends - resulting in the creation of autonomous spaces where identity and personal ethos collide within a staged mise-en-scene. Some deal with these notions of identity and meaning by creating emotive and narrative pieces addressing themes of melancholia or personal conflict, while others have a more idiosyncratic approach, lacing their works with humour and absurdity.