22.11.2011 – 10.12.2011
This is where you fold like a cheap suit is a solo exhibition of works that consider the history of art and the attitudes that inform its contemporary production. Interrogating ideas of authenticity, sincerity and the contemporary incarnation of the artist as (anti-)hero, the works initiate a critical dialogue through sculpture, collage, painting and installation. This is where you fold like a cheap suit starts from the problem of assuming an appropriate stance – sincere, ironic or irreverent – to art and to life broadly speaking and stems from a personal aversion to the overly sincere as much as to the cynically self-important. Presenting the artist’s own thinly disguised anxieties, frustrations, hypocrisies and self-seriousness as symptomatic of a wider state of affairs, This is where you fold like a cheap suit speaks to the absurdity and pretension of our contemporary fixation upon individual ‘self actualization’.