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  1. THE VISITORSPatricia Mulligan and Anna SalmaneCurator: Cecily Rainey9 June - 22 June, 2016NX ProjectsBatavia Rd (on the corner with Clifton Rise), New Cross SE14 6AXThe Visitors is a joint exhibition by artists Anna Salmane and Patricia Mulligan which explores the primalrepressions of the subconscious mind. The unnerving, amorphous forms in Salmane's photographic series Visiting Bertha are inspired by the character of Bertha - classified as mad and confined to an attic - in Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre (1847). Constructed from waste materials accessible to a woman in Bertha's position, their sculpted forms share an affinity to Mulligan's series of mud and clay sculptures ...a beginning, middle and an end...or...how words come out of bodies... Drawing on the messy, abject quality of her materials, Mulligan's work considers the base forces driving our primitive instincts and shaping our deepest notions of self.  The work of both artists gives form to disorderly and inarticulate psychological forces which are typically repressed or hidden away in the attics of our minds. Presented here in the vitrine of NX Projects, these forces are instead laid open to passing spectators as visitors to a scene of mental unrest.


    THE VISITORS

    Patricia Mulligan and Anna Salmane
    Curator: Cecily Rainey
    9 June - 22 June, 2016
    NX Projects
    Batavia Rd (on the corner with Clifton Rise), New Cross SE14 6AX

    The Visitors is a joint exhibition by artists Anna Salmane and Patricia Mulligan which explores the primal
    repressions of the subconscious mind. The unnerving, amorphous forms in Salmane's photographic series
    Visiting Bertha are inspired by the character of Bertha - classified as mad and confined to an attic - in
    Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre (1847). Constructed from waste materials accessible to a woman in
    Bertha's position, their sculpted forms share an affinity to Mulligan's series of mud and clay sculptures
    ...a beginning, middle and an end...or...how words come out of bodies... Drawing on the messy, abject
    quality of her materials, Mulligan's work considers the base forces driving our primitive instincts and
    shaping our deepest notions of self.  

    The work of both artists gives form to disorderly and inarticulate psychological forces which are typically
    repressed or hidden away in the attics of our minds. Presented here in the vitrine of NX Projects, these forces
    are instead laid open to passing spectators as visitors to a scene of mental unrest.


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