Monday, 3 November 2014

Head for the Horizon, I'll meet you there: A solo show by Alice Stallard

Alice Stallard  presented her solo exhibition 'Head for the Horizon, I'll meet you there' at Nancy Victor this October. The objects that people carry with them are investigated and interpreted by Alice in this solo exhibition. Loved and weathered, these often ordinary and everyday objects, carry great importance for their keepers and trigger memories of past adventures, hopes and dreams. Stallard delves into this notion weaving rich and colourful narratives around the objects, hinting at or exposing their talismanic presence. 

For this series of mixed media work, Stallard taps into popular and domestic culture with her use of printed ephemera, layered between hand-drawn images, paint and print. Traces of folds, etched and stitched marks are also found in the tactile surfaces reflecting the hidden or secret histories the objects portray. Colourful and composed, these cryptically titled pieces invite the viewer to look, stare and wonder. 

The exhibition ran from 28th October to 3rd November 2014.

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