Exhibition

Jamie Fitzpatrick: Big Dick

24 Nov 2018 – 3 Feb 2019

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FREE

Exeter Phoenix Gallery

Exeter, United Kingdom

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New works loosely inspired by Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic novel of obsession and revenge on the high seas.

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Exeter Phoenix is pleased to present Big Dick, a solo exhibition of new work by the London-based artist Jamie Fitzpatrick.

The exhibition is loosely inspired by Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic novel of obsession and revenge on the high seas, and brings together a raft of characters set adrift on the high seas. Represented by three monstrous, over-sized heads, each narrates their own part of a disembodied narrative in which Fitzpatrick explores the psychology of hysteria and the struggle for power in an environment of shortened resources and tightening borders. In the confines of the raft, his castaways are forced to recreate and institute a social community of conformity and hierarchy while (off-stage) a vast, pink, patriarchal whale/deity constantly threatens to eat them - as they themselves contemplate a desperate descent into cannibalism.

Curators

Matt Burrows

Exhibiting artists

Jamie Fitzpatrick

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