What’s On at the Old Bank Residency?
Our current calendar of open public events, screenings and exhibitions which you might be interested in.
RUTH MURRAY: THE BLUE HOUR
Launching Friday 20th September 6-9. Exhibition continues until Wednesday 16th October
The Blue Hour is Ruth Murray's second show inspired by the work of Jean Rhys. This exhibition takes its name from Jean Rhys’s favourite perfume, L’Heure Bleue, a melancholic fragrance intended to evoke Paris at dusk. According to Lilian Pizzichini's biography, while Jean Rhys saw herself as an underdog by day, the blue hour was when she became a wolf. Underneath the mannered surface lurks a predator, and wolves hunt best during twilight. She was always concerned with what lay beneath the top notes.
Ruth Murray's paintings are about the experiences of women - most of her paintings are of women in a scene. Sometimes the viewer is confronted with enigmatic behaviours (there's always something private and inaccessible about the subjects); and at other times rituals, symbols and tokens are used to disrupt the reading of the image. It's not a radical effect: more a gentle skewing. Sometimes it's the slightest gesture that feels most significant.
HELEN MANDEL: OUT OF THE FRAME
Launching Friday 20th September 6-9pm. Exhibition continues until Friday 11th October
“I’m always making, unmaking and re-making things. The works displayed here are old canvases… mine and ones kindly donated by a friend. Quite often you create something, and you’re not quite happy with it and have to come to terms with disposing of it, changing it or reusing it. We all work in different ways. For a lot of people, getting rid of work is painful and it’s tempting to hang on to things indefinitely. Others prefer to just rip things into bits immediately. So what to do? Well, you can paint over it... but all the time you’ll know what’s lurking underneath. This exhibition is my way of coming to terms with these feelings. In this little collection of ‘old stuff’ pieces are moving out of the frame and in search of another composition.”
FLY: THE SHOW
Thursday 11th July, 7pm
The debut of solo show Fly, as part of GM Fringe 2019.
One day she’ll fly away but right now she needs to be on a conference call.
COLUMN GALLERY PRESENTS: THERE’S A CRACK IN EVERYTHING - AN EXHIBITION BY CINTHIA BASELER
Exhibition continues until 2nd August.
This exhibition draws upon concepts by the Philosopher Marshal McLuhan to investigate photography’s ability to self-reference as a medium. Borrowed from a Leonard Cohen song, the title of this exhibition refers to the visual phenomena of ‘light leaks’ - an occurrence central to the concept of this exhibition, but which is usually considered a technical flaw.