Fringe Things7th December 2018 - 28th December 2018
Location: Hours gallery
A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Caroline Watson, exploring both the abstract and anthropomorphic qualities of stuff. Choosing as her subject, matter which would otherwise be discarded, she reflects on her compulsion to hoard, recycle and compost; creating something new from what was once regarded as waste.
There is a beauty in things that fall apart, the imperfect and the derelict, which acts as a catalyst for reverie. Through this imaginative lens we may enter the beguiling and attractive world of the uncanny, where one thing appears to be something else and fleeting, half seen things become phantoms on the fringes of consciousness.
Running alongside her wider art practise, these recent paintings form a complementary study, which stems from a desire to look more closely at the peripheral images which appear in her work. In this way, Fringe Things allude not only to the literal fabric fringes in the paintings, but also to a subject and study that exists on the edges.
Opens Friday 7th December 6- 9 pm, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 12- 5 pm Thereafter by arrangement til December 28th.