Self-Similar / seen somewhere else at the same time
We are pleased to invite you for the opening of this special show with work of five London based artists, curated by George Unsworth on Saturday 16 April 5-7 pm.
An artwork can be interpreted at the same time in a wide number of different ways; as religious, economic, as aesthetic. Theprocess I am interested in is one that moves rapidly between anartwork’s production and its interpretation. Too rapid to see. It ismore evocative, the simultaneous feeling of happiness and regret,say. Evocations that carry with them their own countenance. Sothat an artwork might appear both paranoid and spiritual, warmlyfamiliar whilst being disturbingly new. The artworks here have the ability to stimulate such a situation, evoking a sense of space or time occupied but from somewhere else, of stories and pictures revisited but original and authentic in their experience. They offer an alternative relationship to the present, through a reflexive, continuously interpreted, relationship to the past. For this exhibition the work of five London based artists raises questions that cloudthe relationship between an aesthetic and its history, between an origin, the just past and the very present.