Opening preview 6pm onwards 31st May, open daily 11-6pm, 1st - 9th June 2013
Curated by Dan Hampson, Melissa Temple Smith, Sara Mark
Beyond memory presents a diverse group of artists that negotiate memory in a multitude of registers. From autobiographical incident which becomes personal mythology, to the way in which redundant objects haunt us or take on the opaque quality of clues to unsolvable pasts. From the poetry of ruins and traces, the cycles of nature and its changing symbols and tokens, to the existential imprint of the elements on the land and to a reaching back to the pre-historical.
In contrast to the way in which memory can be symbolised in objects and images, other works investigate how the processes of memory and experience can be abstracted into new pictorial arrangement, and the way in which intuitive repetitive process can create, in the seemingly throw away present, the quality of dreamy reflection.
This exhibition hopes to create an inter-play, via the subject of memory, between the archival and the archaeological, the everyday and the fleeting, the abstract and the documentary. Below you can find some exerts from literature and a poem relevent to memory, you can also find information on all artists in the show.