Why so sad? | Matthew Saxon & Emanuela Marenz

EXHIBITION | 7th - 9th September 2012

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September, 11am – 4pm

Preview: Friday 7th September, 6pm – 8pm

36 Lime Street Gallery, in Ouseburn valley, will host the art show Why so sad? by Matthew Saxon and Emanuela Marenz. The two artists have collaborated to create a multi-sensorial exhibition as the conclusive act of an art residency spent in Iceland. The work is aimed to explore the Icelandic imagery during the “never-ending-sun season” and reveal the personal, abstract experiences of the two artists. The photographic work is accompanied by instrumental compositions that identify an intimate way of experiencing the portrayed environment.

Emanuela Marenz is a photographer since 2005 and uses the medium to explore her understanding on the contemporary society and to investigate the involvement of people with the environment. She currently lives and works between Italy and England.

Matthew Saxon is a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer for acclaimed Newcastle band Grandfather Birds. He began producing in 2005 after graduating from a music production course at Newcastle College and since that time has produced music for his solo and group projects.



About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

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 June through to November 2012 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.