Date(s) - 18/02/2020 - 10/03/2020
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Hyde Bridge Gallery
Opening on Tuesday February 18 at 5.30pm.
Kevin Broaders’ Statement on his exhibition ‘The Living, The Dead & I’
When not creating them for commissions, I have found the portrait / self-portrait useful for expressing my take on what I regard as important issues. Incorporating well-recognised signs while developing my own iconography – such as the obscuring raiment / veil – I try to visually present my views without falling into crude agitprop. Some humour helps in this regard.
I have also chosen to hang some portraits of deceased family and friends. Although there are many portraits and self-portraits (drawings, photos & paintings) in this show, there are also other genres and media including print and 3D work.
I find the the Egg form – with all its inherent symbolism – useful in the exploration of my interest in themes like: internality / externality; the portal; the potentiality of a life vis-à-vis the restrictions on that life as it grows – the bondage imposed on the new-born by the physical, social, economic and political forces it encounters in The World out here.
Other areas of interest within my practice and on display here include: The interplay between human rectilinear constructs and curvilinear organic forms; Scale-play – with dendrite patterns holding a particular fascination. They can be seen from the microcosmic structures of the brain to those of the macrocosm such as The Tree and river basins on Earth (and other planets) created by fluids under the influence of gravity.
Exhibition open Tuesdays to Saturdays – 11am to 4pm.
The gallery closes Sundays and Mondays.