The Sacred Screen
12th– 19th January 2017
Private View: 12th January, 6-9pm
The Square Gallery London is delighted to present The Sacred Screen, a group exhibition featuring works by nine emerging artists: Corie Denby McGowan, Col Self, Bex Ilsley, Parker Day, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Connie Harrison, Joslyn Willauer, Rebecca Hanney, and Gala Bell.
Through an expansive range of media which stretches from the found to the virtual, each artist confronts the fetishisation of the online world. The hollow simulacra and affected imitations of our lives which pervade the internet are exposed through a mixture of parody and introspection. The artists here, who are themselves invested heavily in the social media and online landscape, have created their own simulations of the world which exists on the other side of our screens. In so doing, they ask what it is for a universe of pretence to represent reality, and what it means for this to be a fundamental determiner of value in contemporary culture.
The Sacred Screen, curated by gallery founder Morgane Wagner and artist Corie Denby McGowan, is comprised of work weighted towards, but not exclusive to, the digital. In all cases, works incorporating painting, moving image, installation and print techniques depart entirely from the traditional. In a first for The Square Gallery, virtual reality will play an exciting part in this exhibition and will involve experiencing work through interactive installation.