Jasmine Targett: A Sinister Beauty
Dear friends and colleagues!
It is my delight to invite you to an exciting new project I have been working on over the past year - A Sinister Beauty, opening at Strange Neighbour Gallery Friday 24th July. Please see details below –
A SINISTER BEAUTY
Sarah Field / Jennifer King / Nadia Mercuri / Jasmine Targett / Bethany Wheeler.
Opening 6 - 9pm Friday 24 July 2015.
Strange Neighbour Gallery
“The state of emergency in which we all live is not the exception but the rule.”
Walter Benjamin in Malcolm Miles, Aesthetics in a time of emergency.
Transfixed by the immanent threat of natural and anthropocentric disasters, A Sinister Beauty examines the sphere of inter-human relations that camouflage ‘states of emergency’, impacting the individual intimately and society collectively. The artists employ dark humour and poetic potency to reflect on the polarising relationship between awe and terror; that simultaneously engages and repels. Working with images, materials and techniques that access a shared history, the works interrogate the micro-politics that exist between art and other spheres. The undertone being that there is a sense of guilty pleasure in viewing works of such sinister beauty.
To download the exhibition catalogue please click here