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Alternative Realities

Group 48 works through memory, popular media, classical art, history and imagination to evoke utopian or mystical visions with an immediate and authentic presence. Artists include: Kit Glaisyer, Ellie Preston, Jon Adam, Paul Newman, Kate Genevieve and Dan Bendel.

Curated by Kit Glaisyer

Venue: FaB at Garden Flat Gallery, 48 Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DP
Open 12noon to 4pm - Sat 27 May to Sun 11 June


Info about "Alternative Realities" Artists...

The Garden Flat Gallery is an artist-run Project Space based close to the Holburne Museum on Great Pulteney Street in Bath. Started by artist Kit Glaisyer in early 2017 as a studio, gallery and project space, it hosts regular exhibitions and Open events and will be open from 12-4pm for the 17 days of the Fringe Arts Festival.

Dan Bendel lives in Bristol, and constructs animated realities in various mediums that are often in a state of flux. His practice includes interactive installations, wearable sculptures, drawings and collaborative carvings. Website


Ellie Preston lives in West Bay, Dorset, and creates paintings that combine elements of art history, pop culture, film and photography with disparate personal associations to form elusive but compelling narratives. Website


Kit Glaisyer lives in Bath and Bridport, and explores a heightened natural reality: his landscape paintings are informed by ideas of the Romantic and the Sublime: a utopian reality drawn from direct experience of nature, enhanced by childhood memories, and informed by grand fictional tropes and their cinematic interpretations. Website


Martha Moopette lives in Bridport, Dorset, and makes humorous, surreal and faux-naïve pop videos and films peopled with herself and her family, with hand-made sets, often within her own domestic setting. Video 1 2 3


Jon Adam lives in West Bay, Dorset, and works in oil on canvas and board, exploring non-figurative mark-making to construct a parallel space for extrapolating intangible emotions and metaphysical ideas. Website


Paul Newman lives in Castle Carey and creates monochrome graphite works where nature is explored primarily through the elements or wood, stone, water and air. His Zen-like drawings evoke a parallel experience of reality through a form of meditation that is then transcribed with patience and simplicity. Website