The Wasp Room will be exhibiting new works by the artist Debra Swann, made during a three-week residency.
Debra Swann's artwork is driven by her interest in science and time travel and the personas she adopts in everyday life, commenting on the domestic or private space by exploring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. The installations she creates are rich in imagined narrative but use everyday materials like sellotape and brown paper in their construction.
The artworks form props with implied functions, which on closer examination are revealed as illusions with flawed usefulness; the authority of Swann's alter egos are also exposed as a hoax.
Debra Swann- "I have always been interested in the idea of travelling through time. Taking on personas, such as the Victorian collector or the colonial woman has allowed me to travel into the past. Through all my work I am juxtaposing significance and insignificance, searching to find meaning in things and exploring a desire for importance.
"The installation will create a sense of time gone by, a series of generations of comings and goings, an apocalyptic scene of death, decay and regeneration"