Fathom

Fathom
Newlyn Art Gallery

When: 15 June 2019 to 05 October 2019
Where: The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL
Time: 10 - 5
Cost: £3.30 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues | Free entry for Supporters
Suitable for: Any age

Fathom presents a series of works by Simon Faithfull exploring our relationship with our mostly liquid planet. Charting dreams, fears and premonitions of ‘the deep’, the show consists of video, drawings, and photographs. The work weaves fictions and conjures impossible, dream-like images – but images that are nevertheless built on very real physical actions. In each work the artist’s body is placed in precarious and absurd situations where he is either stranded, sinking or engulfed. Borrowing language from ‘slapstick’, the work uses a sculptural physicality to picture, but also to embody, man’s precarious position on this planet – a position that leads to an absurd or desperate humour.

Based in Berlin, Simon Faithfull’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world. Recent exhibitions include Elsewhen at Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset till 30 June, and An Arbitrary Taxonomy of Birds at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin till September. Faithfull was born in Oxfordshire, UK, studied at Central St Martins (London) and then Reading University. He is a Reader in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.

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