MakeTank is a cultural lab for social change; a creative home for local and creative communities to generate culture that moves people. We believe that there is a synergetic relationship between thriving artists and thriving communities.
The Too Long in the Lobby exhibition brings together work by four artists exploring their different responses to the waiting and uncertainty of the past year of lockdowns and global pandemic. The lobby for them is the in-between space suggestive of the shifting of everyday life into an uncanny, isolated experience where perspectives, processes, and methods in their practices also shift.
The show brings to light the small stories and glimpses of the ordinary lives of four female artists that have subtly shifted, tilted and skewed their familiar perception of the world.
The audience is invited to experience relationships between these themes through the playful and comic oak sculptures of Caroline Saunders; the vibrant colour, surrealism and absurdity of objects in paintings by Amanda Jewell and Rosalind Bason; and the projected dream-like interiors and landscapes in Frankie Williams’ films.
MakeTank Exeter, 3-5 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 2JB
2nd-5th September 2021
Opening event – Thurs 2nd Sept 6-8pm
Other times – Fri 3rd & Sat 4th Sept 12-6pm; Sun 5th 12-4pm
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“Maketank has proven itself to be a vital cultural asset in Exeter. Indeed they are a lifeline to so many individual practitioners in the city.
At this unstable time their presence is ever more important as a support and development organisation to help creative practitioners create and thrive”.”
Dom Jinks, Exeter Culture