Antony Gormley - Subject - Kettles Yard - Cambridge - 22 May - 27th August 2018
The first thing you see upon entering the gallery space is a bronze cast of Gormley's body hanging horizontally, perpendicular to the floor. Then you notice suspended wire lines. The effect is to conjour with computed space, x,y and z co-ordinates and the relative weightlessness of form. This is in contrast to the heavyness of the sculptures in actual fact.
CAS50 Exhibition - The Lightbox Gallery - Leicester - 21st May - 13th June 2018
This fascinating exhibition, curated by Sean Clark, is being held to celebrate fifty years of the Computer Arts Society which was founded in 1968 to promote the creative use of computers in the arts and culture.
Everybody Needs a Symbolic Expression Now and Then!
In this Mental Health Week, I want to write something about art and mental health. Hanna Segal wrote extensively about this in her book Dream, Phantasy and Art (1991) in which she explores the creative process and its effect on the recipient of that process. There is a powerful connection between making or consuming a work of art and mental health.