Gallery opening times:
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July, 11am – 4pm
Preview: Friday 25th June, 6pm – 8pm
Epistemic Monomania, a new exhibition of drawings by Joel Weaver, examines the infinite through the finite, tedium through channelled creativity and honesty through deceit. As questions are posited, they are responded to with constructed pseudo-answers; truth often remains remote as the luxury of transparency is denied.
Throughout, we witness an implicit acknowledgment of abandonment, isolation and identity-failure, balanced deftly by a subversive positioning of the spectator. There is an exploration of how as an idea is disseminated and graduates from its source, it degrades, deteriorates and is slowly emptied of its meaning. Missing is a desire to derive ultimate meaning from replication. In its place, there rests a muted nod to what we learn and what we lose in the process. There is a risk in showing preparatory measures. We are not prepared for it, nor are we ushered toward what it articulates.
The veneer of candour is fragile. Beneath its controlled lines there exists a chaos crafted through the obstructive paradox of diligence and disorder.
As part of a wider audience development plan 36 Lime Street has recently developed a gallery space. A pilot programme of exhibitions and events, has been co-ordinated to run from May through to November 2009 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.