Exhibition

Sleepy Heads

12 Jun 2019 – 11 Jul 2019

Event times

Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm

Cost of entry

Free

Blyth Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Sleepy Heads explores the figure in relation to the unconscious, fantasies, masks, memories, dreams, autobiography, sleeping, sleepers, and death. This exhibition creates an intimate and unnerving dormitory of artworks.

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Artists:

Rebecca Fortnum, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Aly Helyer,

Mindy Lee, Cathy Lomax, Alicia Reyes McNamara,

Hannah Murgatroyd, Victoria Rance, Freddie Robins,

Gabriela Schutz, Sarah Sparkes and Debra Swann

Curated by Mindy Lee with an introductory text by Alexandra Kokoli

Above the closed and fringéd lid

’Neath which thy slumb’ring soul lies hid,

That, o’er the floor and down the wall,

Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall!

Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear?

Why and what art thou dreaming here?

Excerpt from The Sleeper by Edger Allen Poe

Bodies and reality are left behind, suspended as we journey inside our heads. Sleeping is a place for dreaming, a place to reinvent our experiences, where fantasies and nightmares roam free. The body’s unconscious vessel inhabits a space between the living and the dead. The head is a recognisable mask adrift from its personality. Those awake, await consciousness to return, to reanimate the gaze and connect.

Sleepy Heads explores the figure in relation to the unconscious, fantasies, masks, memories, dreams, autobiography, sleeping, sleepers, and death. This exhibition creates an intimate and unnerving dormitory of artworks.

Blyth Gallery

Level 5 Sherfield Building, Imperial College, Off Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ

Image: Cathy Lomax, Toni Marachek, 2019

www.imperial.ac.uk/music-and-arts/visual-arts/blyth-gallery/

Instagram: @blyth_arts

Curators

Mindy Lee

Exhibiting artists

Mindy Lee

Alicia Reyes McNamara

Freddie Robins

Rebecca Fortnum

Victoria Rance

Jane Hayes Greenwood

Debra Swann

Gabriela Schutz

Sarah Sparkes

Cathy Lomax

Hannah Murgatroyd

Aly Helyer

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