13th – 17th August 2014
PRIVATE VIEW: 12TH August 7- 9pm
ROBBIE EUNSON | DEBORAH
Codependent is an exhibition of new work by two artists who, whilst approaching it in very different ways, are concerned with exploring ideas that confront ways of looking. Their work specifically makes use of space to encourage the viewer to take a more engaged role in informing their understanding of the work and look beyond the expectations of medium.
Robbie’s work blurs the line between installation and painting, asking the viewer to consider not just the content of the painting, but their placement within the space along with the objects around them. By thinking about all the elements as a whole, the viewer can piece together the narrative and meaning. References to slapstick and cartoon humour play up and undermine the viewer’s assumptions about the clichés of contemporary art.
Deborah is primarily interested in the viewer as a participant. Her process involves creating situations that highlight the ever-changing relationship between viewer and artwork. This current series of work additionally explores ideas relating to modern technology and how it affects this relationship and alters perception. The work attempts not to transport audiences elsewhere or immerse, but to reconnect audiences with the physicality of here and now.