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The Inner Construct

Matilde Damele

Silvia Lerin

Ruth Solomons

Joella Wheatley


5 - 10 February 2018



The Foundry Gallery

39 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5BS


Curated by Joanna Bryant & Julian Page

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The Inner Construct  The notion of the inner construct immediately conjures references to frameworks, pathways and codes resulting from our external experiences. The writings of JG Ballard extend this beyond our experiences to consider the effects that our physical surroundings have on the psyche, projecting external reality onto the imaginative narrative.

"Does the angle between two walls have a happy ending?" JG Ballard

The curation of our show takes this premise and selects work from four female artists, showing the fusion of both their inner and outer spaces. The built environment, nature and the cosmos are represented to form shared realities, based on the commonality of our inner states. Often, liminal spaces will act as metaphors for the parts of ourselves that we ignore, or of which we are unaware, and where the artists' imaginations seek to remake their worlds.