The Before Times

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12 November - 18 December | Gallery 2

 

A group exhibition featuring Phong Chi Lai, Tara Glastonbury, Caroline Hadley, Diana Vandeyar, Jessica Wheelahan and Lorena Uriarte.

The term ‘before times’ dates back centuries and has a long association with imagined worlds and apocalyptic stories. Recently, ‘the before times’ has taken on new significance as our lives changed dramatically and we fondly remember times before Covid-19.

The five artists have used this phrase as a starting point - some taking their practices back to basics or celebrating the return of inspiration and materials while others explore types of memory or envisage a dystopian future that might await us.

 

 

 

 

Image: Phong Chi Lai, You’re Somebody’s Baby, detail, 2022, reclaimed/deadstock cotton, linen, silk and natural dyes.©Phong Chi Lai