26 September – 14 October 2006: Annette Cook, Steve Cox, Daniel Dorall + Loretta Quinn

Arcane

Arcane2006

This exhibition brings together four artists who trained in separate disciplines – a sculptor, a printmaker, an architect and a painter. Each investigates elements of the arcane, conjuring poetic personal worlds at once familiar, yet deeply mysterious.

There is a sense of nostalgia that permeates the works, often nostalgia for an unknowable past. The viewer is presented glimpses of fragmented dreams.

Here we find intimations of lost worlds: crofters’ cottages sealed permanently in time; a thylacine pelt carried aloft in the beaks of birds; children lost forever in a maze and a brigade of scarecrows.

The works are shrouded in mystery. They give up their secrets gradually, allowing the viewer to bring his or her own stories to the mix.