Exhibition

In The Belly Of The Whale

23 Feb 2019 – 17 Mar 2019

Event times

12 - 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By appointment also.

Cost of entry

fee

Transition Two Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 277, 425, (bus stop: Victoria Park Road)
  • Mile End or Bethnal Green (nearest stations 15min. walk away or 5min. bus ride) London Overground: Hackney Central (15min. walk away)
  • London Fields, Cambridge Heath (15min. walk away)

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In The Belly Of The Whale is a project curated by Henry Hussey that brings together artists Dale Adcock and Michael MacGarry. All three share an interest in the ancient and unconscious set in opposition to the present and conscious.t.

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In The Belly Of The Whale is a project curated by Henry Hussey that brings together artists Dale Adcock and Michael MacGarry. All three share an interest in the ancient and unconscious set in opposition to the present and conscious. These themes merge in the story of Jonah and the whale - an archetypal tale of a heroic descent into chaos and darkness and the consequential emergence back into consciousness and light.

As curator Henry Hussey notes ‘at some point in life we all slip from the path and find ourselves in the belly of the whale, dwelling in the dark depths of our unconscious. Like Jonah we emerge with new wisdom, but the question of what we do while we are in the belly of the whale is worth meditating on.’


Dale Adcock is a London based artist known for his monumental paintings and smaller watercolour and ink drawings. His painting emerges out of a conscious and considered interest in religious, philosophical, historical and creative systems. His drawings however come from a more immediate, unconscious and spontaneous source. Titles for drawings are chosen in advance but the drawing is made without referring to this title, thus the conversation between the image and the title always feels serendipitous and never truly random.


Michael MacGarry is a multi media and film artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His interests include the colonial history of Africa, industrialisation and communication, and his work straddles the macro and the micro whilst balancing the political and the poetic. Recently he has moved from primarily working with filmmaking as a storytelling medium to creating sculptural works, which are a mixture of found objects, interrupted with newly fabricated components. By taking symbols of authority and militarisation he creates the feeling of a nation moving forward, but he asks, to what end and cost.


In The Belly Of The Whale transcends Adcock and MacGarry’s individual practices and envisages a conversation that might be had on a dark night of the soul.

Curators

Henry Hussey

Exhibiting artists

Dale Adcock

Michael MacGarry

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