Our thoughts and emotions are as ephemeral as our stories - illusions to where the mind escapes. The artist captures the instant - the fleeting and the intangible.
Helen Brough | Ben Westley Clarke | Oliver Dorrell | Archie Franks | Alice Macdonald | Paul Newman | Joe Packer | Fiona G Roberts | Liorah Tchiprout | Jaime Valtierra
Open Wednesday-Saturday from1-5 pm and by appointment
THE CELLO FACTORY, 33-34 CORNWALL RD, LONDON SE1 8TJ
Private View 16th November 6pm-9pm
Taking words by Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a starting point, Aleph Contemporary presents an exhibition of paintings by ten British artists all about our inner worlds of visions and dreams, and our escapades for cheap thrills.
Curated by Aleph’s Artistic Director, Vivienne Roberts, this exhibition is about the opposite of IRL experience - our inner-life, unreal psychological world. Far away from socio-economic-political reality, these artists re-connect us to our own imaginations by taking us on a journey through theirs.
Prospero: “The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1, 148-158
As Shakespeare implies, for all we know, what we believe to be real experiences may just be dreams, from which we will awake in the next world.