AboutTo complement our current developments for the AirSpace BIRD YARDEN, AirSpace Gallery is delighted to be hosting a fantastic solo exhibition, "Speaking in Tongues" by Sarah R Key, featuring a specially developed collection of new and existing paintings. The show opens on 19 April at 6.00pm, and will run until 11 May. In addition to this exhibition, May 4 will see the public launch of the BIRD YARDEN with special events, talks and activities throughout the day. More details will follow soon, and you can follow our blog, facebook or twitter to keep up-to-date with developments.
"Those who speak in tongues are said to have increased activity in the emotional centre of their brain, whilst the language centre shows a marked decrease. Although often associated with religious practices, it is the trance like states or other kinds of irrational incantations associated with this phrase that are of interest here. There is something curiously non-human or âother' about such ritual utterances and the title of this show brings together two distinct bodies of work that seem to chatter to one another in just such a way. Whether through fantastical narratives or what appear to be indexical observations, the common visual utterances here are in the anthropomorphic images of birds and other creatures, in their attempts to communicate. Whether waiting, watching, visiting or fleeing, they may be trying to tell us something both unspeakable and unknowable." -Sarah R Key 2013