DEPTFORD X 2019
‘Mama, Papa is Wounded!’
An exhibition by five artists as part of Deptford X:
David Bloor, Fran Cottell, Dexter Dymoke, Liz Harrison, Chris Marshall
Friday 25 October 2019 | Launch event 6-9pm
Saturday 26 October and Sunday 27 October 2019 | Open 12noon to 6pm
Friday 1 November, Saturday 2, Sunday 3 November 2019 | Open 12noon to 6pm
Bizarre interventions individually responding to critical subjects: crying with laughter, confronting overwhelming and enveloping scourges, vexatious voids, biomorphic shenanigans and amoeboid arguments. Utilising a tree, entrance foyer, concrete wall and a white cube, which instigate in ‘mid air’ an elevated person, moth-eaten and blinding noise, exhausted fumes .....
The title of the exhibition ‘Mama, Papa is Wounded!’ is taken from a 1926 painting by the surrealist artist Yves Tanguy. Surrealism was in part a reaction to the first world war and how it’s extremities could not be explained or assimilated . We seem to be embarking on a new era in which established norms are being challenged, a period of growing unease and foreboding. The work produced by these artists has been brought together under the title of this painting and as a response to the theme of Deptford X of ‘Stop making Sense’.
Welding Shed Studios
6 Creekside SE8 4SA