Weird Fiction: An Exhibition of Paintings
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Each painting in this exhibition is a transformed documentation of a specific experience culled from my daily, ordinary life. These encounters are not monumental; however their impact is significant because of their disturbing, disgusting, puzzling and humourously entertaining qualities. The awkwardness and resulting ambiguity of my imagery is defined through connections to the uncanny, the surreal, the grotesque and the literary genre of tragicomedy. The work also acknowledges a strong relationship to historic traditions within painting and aspires to use comedy to provide an opportunity for viewers to retrieve and recreate a moment of personal history.