Steak and Beans

23 May 2018 – 26 May 2018

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Safehouse 1 & 2

London, United Kingdom


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Steak and Beans is a group exhibition by BA Hons Fine Art students from UCA Farnham, Year 2. It is held in an abandoned safehouse in Peckham; 139 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN. It runs from 23-26th May 2018 from 10am – 4pm.


The exhibition explores multiple perceptions of reality, one consistently in flux, through media and other spaces which often impacts upon our actual realities with a symbiotic or parasitic association. In turn, this blurs the borders between the two - combining matter and space to create the act of ‘being.’ As humans, we are constantly balancing truth and knowledge, developing streams of consciousness that shift and challenge how we perceive the reality.  

The artists in the show use a range of subjects that manifests through body, identity, materiality, often using absurd and altered realities. Works will include a multi-disciplinary approach, using drawing, painting, film, installation, sculpture, performance, photography, digital media and print making. Steak and Beanstransforms an uninhabitable home through the creation of new narratives, breathing life into an abandoned environment. 

Steak and Beanshas its roots in metaphysics, whichexplores being, knowing, identity, time, and space. Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wrote that all things flow and are always in transition, ‘there is nothing permanent except change.’ Steak and Beansis indicative of numerous liminal situations that reorientate logic enroute to new meanings or dialogues.

With the rise of virtual and alternative spaces, fluctuating, competing versions of one reality occur simultaneously. The artistic visions in this show immerse or collide, at others split the real from the unreal. 

In doing so, they question the ever-changing entity of our own truth, alongside everything that slips, slides or hangs precariously in between.

Exhibiting artists

UCA Fine Art BA Hons


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