6th-9th September 2018
Nunns Yard Gallery
Featuring works by Paul Bryan, Andy Hornett, Emma Cracknell, Martin Swan, Becky Showell, Doron Beuns, Benjamin S. Beauchamp, Roanna Seekings, Sophia Shuvalova, Ben Alden, Nick Denney, Tony Asbury and Will Teather
What do we consume and what are we consumed by? The exhibition explores this question and the possibilities it raises within the context of contemporary culture and human psychology. Featuring artworks in a variety of media from painting and sculpture to performance and video art and showcasing both emerging and established artists‘Consume’ delves into both our role as consumers of anything from art to product to vice, and our role as active participants in contemporary society and the effect it has on our psyche. At which point does consumption turn into obsession? When do we cease being consumers and fall victim to our desires and fears? And what of the symbiotic relationship between us and our enablers? The exhibition examines the above ideas and includes avenues of exploration such as our complex relationships with information and communication technology, indulgence in the carnal pleasures for example food and sex, and our propensity for obsessive thought.