There are times when we can’t fully rely on our own judgement. We become biased, prejudiced or overly emotionally involved in a situation. Our opinions are coloured by our hopes and desires. We see what we want to see, we believe what we want to believe and then we do whatever we have persuaded ourselves to do – regardless of how wise or unwise this may be. I mention this because I want to draw a distinction. Your assessment of a particular matter is accurate. The sky insists that now, you can only profit from trusting your instincts. A series of encouraging conversations should raise your spirits soon. So too, should some close encounters of a distinctly non verbal nature. There’s more to the communication process than an exchange of words. Look for more subtle signs and signals – and remember, if you don’t know quite what to say, that is really doesn’t matter. If your emotions are genuine – or if your desire to reach an agreement is sincere and wisely motivated, a state of mutual understanding will arise automatically – and somewhat delightfully. You are experiencing a rare ability to tune in to your own source of deepest wisdom. Share what you feel and what you think with sensitivity.
Jonathan Cainer, Aquarius forecast, January 2015
INHALE and EXHALE take their titles from a series of new products launched by a well known cosmetics company, which attempt to help you to achieve true femininity, serenity, masculinity and tranquility. With these affirmations in mind, Jacobs combines repetitive motifs, images, objects, and expectations with periods of reflection; TRANCE & TRANQUILITY at SYSON, Nottingham and SELF CENTERED YET SEDUCTIVE atDKUK, London; smaller exhibitions within exhibitions, that take on the role of punctuation marks within a wider developmental strategy she has created to help understand the subconscious cognitive behavioural patterns that shape our tastes, aspirations, escapisms, desires, value systems and shifting realities. ￼
INHALE and EXHALE are accompanied by www.inhale-exhale.uk
Jacobs is currently working on several new commissions and exhibitions to be announced in the New Year.
Recent exhibitions include (2014): Sansoucci Realty, Tank.TV www.sanssoucirealty.com; Self Centered Yet Seductive, DKUK, London (solo); INHALE, Project Number, London (solo); Trance & Tranquility, SYSON in association with Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (solo); I Dunno Shit, Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester; COCKTAIL III, Karst, Plymouth & Bristol – http://www.cock-tail.co.uk; Foam, P/N project space, London; Spike Island, Bristol; Banner Repeater, London; AND/OR, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; One Thoresby Street, Nottingham – www.ffooaamm.org; (2013) WORK BITCH, Standpoint Gallery, London (solo); Emergency 6, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Pleasure Voyage – http://www.pleasurevoyage.com, SYSON, Nottingham (solo); Il Bardo di Timperley, Bubblebyte.org as part of Art Licks, London – http://artlicks.com; COCKTAIL II, The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham www.nottinghamcontemporary.org (co- curated project & closing event to The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, curated by Mark Leckey); (2012) Outpost Members Show selected by Ruth Ewan, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK; Full Focus, Hotel Mariakapel, Netherlands; How To Solve Problems in The Office, Trade Gallery, Nottingham; Pirate Broadcast 2, Prime Time – Candice Jacobs, Beatrice Gibson, Zoe Williams – Superlative TV, London. Analogue TV broadcast – superlativetv.com; Please wait while we contact your bank, French Riviera, London. S1 Artspace & One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (June).
Jacobs is also the co-founder of the artist-run gallery spaces, studios and festivals; Attic, One Thoresby Street, Moot, Stand Assembly and Sideshow 2010.