A statement from the Artist: 'I use art as a language to communicate the things I care about. For many years I have worked with people whom have been marginalized on the fringe of society. Put into a box that they will never get back out of. That society makes it impossible for them to get back out of. And yes some of these people will have committed certain crimes that others may find impossible to forgive. But we never really know what has happened in someone else’s life, we do not know the terrible things that have happened to someone else to take them to their dark place. I would sit with these people day after day and listen to their story to their life and I would really hear. I would see how hard people would try to overcome what they had done and try to move on and how difficult it is. This is what would leave the scars on me. How hard people would try again and again to be accepted and in so many different ways society would just keep saying no. I would find it heart breaking. All living beings have beauty inside if we just take the time to look a little deeper.
For me art is the most eloquent way I can communicate the way in which I feel. Being led by my heart and not my head has taken me on the most amazing emotional journeys. This is what I aim to create within my work, by creating mixed media artworks, paintings and sculptures.
But do not see me wrongly I am not tortured my scars are beautiful.' - Kesia Pennington-Yates
Mixed Media painting and sculpture
28th August 6pm- 9pm Opening evening
Public view 10am-4pm 29th-31st
Supported by Mental Spaces , Exhibited by Asylum Art gallery and technically produced by Smart Exhibitions