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Claire Hooper @ Hollybush Gardens Gallery

5 February 2016 - 12 March 2016

Claire Hooper describes her work as ‘essentially literary’, using a particular text and its inherent structures as a framework for new production, and exploring the porous boundary between a close reading and personal projection, the interior or underground space is associated with the psyche or dreaming mind. Although the themes are recurring, this new body of work ‘Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine’ presents a departure from video and into installation, using watercolour techniques to construct large-scale wall panel works on paper. One could say that this is like a theatrical backdrop using a set of ideas as actors, making an imagined space for the action to unfold. The space could be a room that might belong to part of a temple, raised to Ereshkigal, the goddess of the underworld in ancient Kutha, Mesopotamia; a temple that perhaps never existed.


5 February 2016
12 March 2016
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Hollybush Gardens
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