Exhibition

Grit In The Oyster

4 Sep 2017 – 15 Oct 2017

Event times

weekends or by point appointment

B&B Project Space

Folkestone
England, United Kingdom

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The Grit in the Oyster is a body of work that represents the often overlooked rituals and aesthetics of carnivalesque culture in the traditional British seaside resort.

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Grit in the Oyster is the first in a series of a series of exhibitions and interventions that coincide with the 2017 Folkestone Triennial ‘Double Edge’

The Grit in the Oyster is a body of work that represents the often overlooked rituals and aesthetics of carnivalesque culture in the traditional British seaside resort. It reflects a cultural space where the conventions and boundaries of socially acceptable behaviour or reckless hedonism could become blurred.

Rowe’s imagery depicts a desolate landscape in transition, a topography where the industry of pleasure seeking was interlaced with the gritty reality of the town’s social and economic divides.

Rowe’s pictorial accounts of Folkestone capture a seaside resort in permanent off-season as it breaks away from its mass cultural identity. His sculptural and performative work echoes this fading sense of place, and celebrates the recent social history of the run-down resort – the remnants of the seaside town they forgot to close down.

www.mattroweportfolio.co.uk

Curators

Matt Rowe

Exhibiting artists

Matt Rowe

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