current.gifcurrent.gifcv.gif

                 

                                                                                                                                                 button2.gif    Poster and more related images

 

 

THE  CABINET  OF  DEFINITION  :  JOHNNYSí HARDWARE  AND  DIY STORE

  

This installation was part of the Deptford X fringe exhibition for 2016. The installation concentrated on the idea of the ellipsis as a symbol for what is missing. In this case, what is missing is definition, all those meanings and explanations that we desperately need to complete our improvement in the world. It also occurred to me that the shop was an ellipsis equivalent symbol for all those things that that had to be done and were not there, all those prospective customers and their anticipated practical problems just as each individual tool or other item on the shelves represented all those things that were undone and still to be done. My main interest is in painting and what I love about it is the fact that whatever a person is seeing or imagining when looking at a painting is not there. This show is an attempt at exploring that idea in the physical world of a hardware shop. I would like to thank Neville and everybody else associated with the shop for their help and patience.

 

 

Shadow the extraordinary,

 

 

this double bind

  

 

lost in the shuffle.

 

 

 

 

  

It is a problem of image

 

  

and appropriated fragments,

 

 

 

 

 

   this capricious manifestation

  

 

in a small town setting.

 

 

 

 

On a parallel path,

 

    

 

     a most radical

 

 

 

 

and resurgent influence

 

 

  

 

is not for the first time

 

 

 

 

 

a deconstruction of an image.

 

    

 

It is what is to be expected

 

 

 

 

 

in a state of mind

 

   

 

as seen in depth.

 

 

 

 

 

This method of appropriation

 

  

  

this playfullness and pleasure,

 

 

 

 

 

this wrong way of thinking,

 

  

has wide circulation,

 

 

 

 

 

straddles the divide

 

   

 Acutely concious,

 

 

 

 

 

the standard bearer

 

  

 

for the non-verbal grope

 

 

 

 

 

creates a compound predicament.

 

  

 A cue

 

 

 

 

 

to block the private sphere

 

 

  

now rendered obsolete.

 

 

 

 

 

In this existentialist hangout

 

   

 

with all the impossible answers

 

 

 

 

 

and the fear of nothing,

 

            apart from

 

  painterly carelessness.

 

 

 

 

 

Here

                   a hint of conviction

 

 amongst

mixed feelings

  

 and a need

 

       

for creative room.

 

 

 

 

 

This preamble

 

   

                        hides

 

a basic inclination

 

     

                     to find a niche

 

 

somewhere.

 

 

 

 

Now the attentive have spoken

 

 

                    and dictated parameters,

 

 

   

virtually inclined towards

 

   

 

an impersonal rendition.

 

 

 

 

 

But capture the imagination,

 

  

              make

 

a decisive change.

 

   

Free

 

the blocked horizon.

 

 

 

 

This touchstone

 

 leans towards

 

  a tableau,

 

 

 now put into action,

 

 despite

  

a delicacy of fracture,

 

 

 

 

 

  

a dark revolution

 

   

and

 

  

an overrated silence.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           LP2016