‘This Year’s Model’ our Annual Members’ Show part II

studio1.1, London presents our Annual Members’ Show 2018 

This Year’s Model! parts I and II 

part II

‘… or the mind rule the body?…’

2 – 25 February

with

EUGENIA CUELLAR, JANE PRYOR, MARIANNE SHORTEN, FERNANDO LEON-GUIU, ESMOND BINGHAM, MATTHEW HERRING, J.A. NICHOLLS, PETER SYLVEIRE, SUSAN KESHET, ETIENNE DE VILLIERS, WILLIAM WRIGHT, TOM BANKS, JOHN HUGHES, ROSIE WEST

 

Duck or rabbit? Old crone or beautiful woman. The games the mind and eye can play are notorious. And then there’s muscle memory. Are de Kooning’s last paintings (made while supposedly of unsound mind) invalid? Someone has certainly decided they have less ‘value’ on the art market? Or are they just the most beautiful things he has ever produced? Is there a duality? A contradiction? Or is it just where you start from? Where do you want to get to? Well I wouldn’t start from here…

‘But we cannot cling
to the old dreams anymore
no we cannot cling
to those dreams

Does the body rule the mind
or does the mind rule the body?
I dunno…’

The Smiths ‘Still Ill’