Gallery opening times:
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June, 11am – 4pm
Preview: Friday 17th June, 6pm – 8pm
Stephanie Beaulieu’s work questions our individual role in how others define themselves, but also within the establishment of our peer and social groups. Within an installation-based practice, the artist tries to understand and illustrate human behaviour in an anthropomorphic way:
“…I find intriguing how each and every one of us responds to our needs and wants. We all face similar problems; anxiety, fear of loneliness and needs of achievement but we all react and trace limits between the importance of those needs differently. Like most people of my generation, I have been raised with the strong conviction that ‘everything is possible’, that we can achieve all our desires by ourselves. I think we are wrong. Through the handling of materials that reference the corporeal, my work discusses how we become effectively more individualist, yet we need others in the construction of our own identity and building of self-esteem. By observation and comparison we confirm the correctness of our feelings. This inter-reaction helps us to grow intellectually as well as to understand ourselves. The social grid we are living in and part of can be oppressive and restrictive but has a lot to offer…”
As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May through to November 2011 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.