This week in the Arts Space SHOP has been host to Stella Man and Jay Blackwood and their show Secrets and Ciphers.
Stella’s pen and ink drawings are a series of images and random thoughts embedded in the handmade paper. They reveal themselves creating their own meaning. Her photographs focus in on everyday scenes, transforming them into something else.
Jay’s work is inspired by Surrealism and Outsider Art. Using found objects, toys, images and text his pieces are influenced by artists as diverse as Magritte, Duchamp and Cornell. Dark humour, the mining of repressed material, word-play, and the operations of objective chance come together in an enchanted, humorous and sometimes sinister world of assemblages and objects.
|Art Chat, with Stella (centre) and her work behind|
|Stella's images with Jay's sculptures|
|Cabinet of Jay's curiosities!|
|Jay's 'Dark Angel'|
|This by Jay is called 'Dangerous Liasons' *titter*|