Have You Seen Dante?

12 December 2012 - 2 February 2013
VITRINE Bermondsey Street

Justin Eagle, FAQ II, 2012

Justin Eagle, FAQ IV, 2012 (installation shot)

Maurizio Anzeri, Naturetrane, 2010

Maurizio Anzeri, Naturetrane, 2010

Justin Eagle, FAQ II, 2012, Samantha Donnelly, Cosmopolitan, 2011, Justin Eagle, FAQ IV, 2012 (installation shot)

Samantha Donnelly, Cosmopolitan, 2011

Clare Kenny, True Blue, 2009-2010

Damien Meade, Untitled, 2012

David Buckley, Elastic Hours, 2012

Maurizio Anzeri | David Buckley | Justin Eagle | Samantha Donnelly | Clare Kenny | Damien Meade

The gallery will be closed from Sunday 23 December and re-open Wednesday 9 January 2013

A group exhibition exploring the human figure and bodily representations within the practices of artists Maurizio Anzeri, David Buckley, Justin Eagle, Samantha Donnelly, Clare Kenny and Damien Meade. Considered from multiple perspectives, the works in this exhibition do not illustrate the figure in its entirety, but gather some sense of it through fragmentations or marks, presenting representations through an anthropological gaze.

“The human being is this night, this empty nothing, that contains everything in it’s simplicity- an unending wealth of presentations, images, none of which occurs to him or is present.” G.W.F Hegel, Gesammelte Werke.

Each artist considers the body and representation in a distinct manner, with an interest in how the human form is objectified in contemporary society. They augment our understanding of this depiction, the body often becoming a starting point or ‘source material’. The full image of the human form is missing, detached, torn or repositioned, becoming at times a sheer outline or mark of humanness.

Image: Justin Eagle, FAQ II, 2012

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