Event details

16th - 19th May 2012
Arbeit Gallery

About the event

to truly discover something new, you must dissolve all points of reference


existing on the threshold between two states of being


A group show bringing together the work of four artists who share a bold and
uncompromising attitude to life.

To be alive means passing through a series of transitions. From conception to extinction
nothing's ever static.

Embracing these transient states and refusing the safe haven of certainty allows each to be fully immersed in the sea of all possibilities; free to explore these inner changes without pre-conceived outcomes.


Paula Day
As a visual kleptomaniac Paula keeps and
hoards personal and collected images
recreating them through the act of

Since a painted scene can never be the
absolute translation, it is the loss between
the act of looking and that of painting which
Paula is interested in. Narratives and
associations start to develop revealing the
struggle between memory and forgetting.

Gaynor Perry
Shrugging off the mannered cloak of self"
awareness, Gaynor delves into the visual
world echoed in the dreaming mind.She
treads a path where the impossibility of
dreams remains possible and summons
forth the emotional truth hidden in plain
Invoking these dream characters through
various mediums, Gaynor aims to capture
the fleeting moments between
perception and imagination.

Stan Leather
Starting from the premiss that we mostly exist in two places at any
one time, where conscious thought is only ever an observer of our
actions, Stan looks behind the mind's constant babble to explore
the inner drivers of this will and desire. Recognizing the changing
nature of this unspeaking underlying animal self.

Deborah Griffin
Deborah wields a confrontational politic!and exhilarating sense of fun
and transgression. This informs her current sculptural, installation
and image based artwork, exploring the relationship between the
simultaneous banality and violence of all that is beautiful and the
poetic gravity of all that is ugly.
In this show she explores what we have come to understand by the
word “baby” and some of its more elusive and intangibleresonances.