The Inner Construct
5 - 10 February 2018
The Foundry Gallery
39 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5BS
Curated by Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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.