The unknown is a disappearing entity in today’s scientific truth seeking society. Sub Rosa attempts to allow the unknown back into our lives. It is an investigation into magic, mystery and Para-psychology. It stems from a constant diet of science fiction, mystery and horror, films, books and television shows from Daphne Du Maurier to the Twilight Zone. In the watercolours, everyday objects become omens of the supernatural and the domestic is given a curiously, sinister overtone.
EVEN THE ABYSS HAS A SILVER LINING
Within the abyss of the modern, as passersby, our lives are lived through the consumerism of experience. Like life tourists viewing the world as a game show without meaning, passively looking on, we fail to grapple with the sublime essentialness of life as primary existence. We wait for the car crash of mortality to make it stop.
Greg Spiller’s large-scale, submersive photographic works are visually sophisticated and deeply emotional. This exhibition continues his investigation towards subtle perfection within abstraction and narrative based installations.
Pippa Makgill and Anna Rees
This collaboration began with two happy little paper hats from greasy brown paper bags at a standard burger haunt. Pippa and Anna have a tendency towards tranforming unsustainably cheap local or imported materials. In this debut collaboration they work responsively with materials to build a dialogue between environmental anxiety and cultural ambivalence.