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The Outsiders is pleased to op en its doors for the return of Pete Hawkins for his new solo exhibition ‘Be hind Closed Doors’. This new show follows in the footsteps of his previous work featured in ‘Every Day’s a School Day’\, where Pete explores the proce ss of painting on found materials. ‘Behind Closed Doors’ sees further evolu tion of this method\; it features modern fables painted on antique doors.   Each painting possesses the slightly macabre undercurrent present in both P ete’s work and the most memorable folktales from one’s childhood. Married t o the possibility a door represents\, the pieces become potent fetishes rep resenting opportunities taken or missed. The doors

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“Doors hold a lot of meaning\,” explains Pete\, “and not only as transitional points in people’s lives. There’s the inherent sense of no stalgia they bear. Plus\,” as children’s writer C S Lewis knew only too wel l\, “there’s the compelling suggestion of what may lie behind them.”

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">The doors\, which were all salvaged from th e British county of Yorkshire\, are all visibly worn by the hands of time\; this creates an interesting juxtaposition between the rough\, coarse surfa ces and Pete’s sensitive oil painting style. Behind Closed Doors sees an in teresting combination of literature and classical mythologies\, which at ti mes touches on contemporary talking points. 

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