No Heroics, Please brings together the work of four artists in a group show at The Crypt Gallery, Euston, London - 21-27th March 2013.
Anneli Holmstrom, Jessie Makinson, Emma Pratt and Kadie Salmon produce varied and often contrasting works of art, but they are united by their interest in narrative and story-telling, and how these qualities or references are manifested in visual art. If a picture tells a thousand words then an exhibition has the potential to be something of an essay; however in creating an environment of pictures, imagery and visual provocation, context and sequence become crucial to interpretation and understanding. To think of art as language and to allow form and colour to tell a story is a beginning, but even if a single image can be quantified as just a thousand words, then the translation of each word allows for variation and exponential mutation of the artist's story in their uptake, keeping the ending fluid in a way that a final page, falling curtain or rolling credit cannot be.
Anneli Holmstrom (b.Edinburgh, Scotland 1985) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art MFA Painting program in 2009. Anneli lives and works in Scotland and Finland.
Jessie Mackinson (b. London 1985) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art's school of Drawing and Painting in 2007. Jessie lives and works in London.
Emma Pratt (b. Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1981) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art in 2004 and then later with a Masters of Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. Emma lives and works in Edinburgh.
Kadie Salmon (b. Nairn, Scotland 1986) graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Kadie lives and works in London.
Organiser and Co-curator Kadie Salmon said, “Emma and I have shared a fascination in the use of narrative in visual art, references from cinema and many other aspects of visual culture, since we met at ECA on the MFA program. It's fantastic to now be bringing together our work with the work of Anneli and Jessie, which has the potential to combine, contrast and react to the extraordinary context that the Crypt Gallery creates in a really dynamic way.”
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