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Monster Truck Museum

21 Jun 2024 – 21 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 16:00

Free admission

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Bankley Studios and Gallery

Levenshulme, United Kingdom

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  • 192 (191, 197, 168 and 169 also come near to the studios)
  • Levenshulme station
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‘Monster Truck Museum’ sees Albrow delving deeper into the bizarre world of her dreams than ever before, merging vignettes together including teeth, slugs, monster trucks, aviation disasters, marbles, and swords.

About

Haydn Albrow (b.1993, London) is a London based artist whose practice explores tangible and textural works spanning across multiple platforms including sculpture, installations, poetry and sound. Her work is inspired by dreams, language and the ways in which we interpret the two. Using reoccurring motifs throughout her work including teeth and body parts, Albrow’s practice straddles the grotesque and humorous.

Albrow’s work addresses themes of the conscious and unconscious mind; thinking of our brain as a machine that manipulates and interprets memories, language and dreams into sensical thoughts. In particular their work explores the ways we attempt to share our dreamed experiences and the difficulties we face in conveying their ephemeral sensations and sentiments. There are gaps in our language that cause us to struggle to articulate these unique and deeply personal experiences and the artist tries to use physical materials to create a new form of dialogue for when words fail us.

‘Monster Truck Museum’ sees Albrow delving deeper into the bizarre world of her dreams than ever before, merging vignettes together including teeth, slugs, monster trucks, aviation disasters, marbles, and swords. These seemingly unrelated images collide in a visceral, metaphysical self-portrait of the artist through the lens of her confused and anxious subconscious. Through the dense, rich texture of cut-pile textiles, the images are enshrouded in wool but reveal themselves in sharp relief when viewed from a distance, while cutouts suggest a portal into a deeper-yet layer of the mind. The show is a playful, immersive experience that invites the audience into the mind of the artist and encourages the viewer to recall snapshots of their own dream worlds.

Albrow studied MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art (2018-21) and BA (Hons) Fine Art at The Cass – London Metropolitan University (2016). Recent group exhibitions include ‘TASTE’, OHSH/Wonzimer gallery (2024), ‘Bow Arts Open’, Nunnery Gallery (2024), 'Buried', OHSH Thameside Studios (2024), ‘Strangers in the Night’, Somers Gallery (2024), ‘Bye Bye Cowboy’, Arusha Gallery (2023), ‘Bankley Open’, Bankley Gallery (2023), ‘Full to Bursting’, Staffordshire Street (2023), ‘Skin of Your Teeth’, The Crypt Gallery (2022), ‘London Grads Now’, Saatchi Gallery (2021).

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Haydn Albrow

Haydn Albrow

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