Solo exhibition at Newcall Gallery - 25th August - 12 September 2009

The Psychologist’s Bookshelf explored the idea of the ‘homespun therapist,’ playing with the proliferation of self-help programmes in contemporary society. The first thing the viewer experienced walking into the space was a row of boxed shelves, each containing debris such as a toy lorry, along with objects such as hair, old teeth and pieces of wool. The shelved objects created a puzzling tension between significance and insignificance. In another work, Anxiety Ball, I used old pieces of fabric to write out the title of the work, above which were loosely pinned pieces of blanket roughly formed into a ball. Collectively, the works suggested nostalgia, an attempted analysis of the self, and a self-directed ‘art therapy.’


Newcall Gallery

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