The Habit of Hiding Behind Things
Chris Alton | Svenja Buhl | Jack Otway
Thursday 20 April to Sunday 23 April 2017
Private View | Thursday 20 April 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
To hide is to prevent something from being seen, and therefore known. There is power in that which is rendered unseeable and/or unknowable. The act of hiding can disrupt or redistribute power, as can the exposure of the hidden. Art frequently involves an excavation of the hidden, unseen or masked, which can catalyse a shift in perception. It uncovers the hidden in the everyday; decoding, digging and drawing attention to neglected visual orders.
The Habit of Hiding Behind Things brings together new and recent work by the A.P.T Graduate Studio Award 2016 winners; Chris Alton, Svenja Bühl and Jack Otway. The exhibition comes at the end of their year-long residency at A.P.T Studios and includes an array of works that span; painting, sculpture, video, performance, design and writing.