Exhibition

Cruel and Tender

25 Aug 2016 – 11 Sep 2016

Event times

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 25th August, 6 - 9pm

Cost of entry

Free

London, United Kingdom

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Cruel and Tender takes as it’s starting point a quote on the writing of Franz Kafka, in George Batailles essay Literature and Evil. Cruel and Tender brings together artists whose work makes something out of uncertainty, avoiding cliché and sentimentality.

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We frequently see something that is not there, or, at best, we see something that is there but at which we can no more than hint. (Bataille,1957) 

Cruel and Tender takes as it’s starting point a quote on the writing of Franz Kafka, in George Batailles essay Literature and Evil. Cruel and Tender brings together artists whose work makes something out of uncertainty, avoiding cliché and sentimentality. A disquieting malady can be found in the deformed, recomposed and absence, there is something that is fundamentally tragic in these artworks.

Each work is distinct but harmonise, individually and collectively their ambiguity raises more questions than answers. What we see suggests a psychological multiplicity, dealing with the dark side of personality.

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Exhibiting artists

Espen Erichsen

Corinna Spencer

Sharon Leahy-Clark

Mel Cole

Kate Lyddon

James Pyman

Laura White

Taking part

Studio One Gallery

Studio One Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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