Exhibition

Daphne

17 Jan 2020 – 11 Apr 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:00 – 16:00
Thursday
11:00 – 16:00
Friday
11:00 – 16:00
Saturday
11:00 – 16:00
Sunday
11:00 – 16:00

Aspex

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • The Hard Interchange is is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays

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Centred around a hand-drawn animation, this solo exhibition by artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood challenges the way that historical story structures can shape contemporary social narratives and relations of power.

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Revisiting the myth of Daphne and Apollo, the film navigates the way Daphne is pursued by Apollo, eventually escaping through physical transformation. Here, the extended chase scene is retold and abstracted through the animation and pastel-hued installations, raising questions about voice, power and the body. 

Working in a range of media across animation, ceramics and print, Sarah Taylor Silverwood is interested in drawing and language and their shared histories. Recent solo projects include Crowd Show at NN Contemporary, the Multistory 2018 commission and residencies at The British Consulate in Chicago and The University of Birmingham. In 2018 she was awarded the Feeney Fellowship for work in animation. She is part of Modern Clay Co-op and Feminists Work for Change. 

Daphne was commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2019 and is presented at Aspex with support from the Interreg EU funded PONToon project.

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