11th May – 26th May
Hilary Dodd & Yumemi Hiraki
Hilary Dodd typically works with dense, textural substances, using cement and oxide as her primary materials. She asks one to examine materials in unsuspecting variants and reveals their ability to move us in ways that are difficult to immediately cognise. Dodd attempts to embrace the unguarded subconscious by capturing the unstable core that harbours in all of us. Her unique approach to using industrial mediums illustrates the curious pleasures to be found in discomfort. The abstracted surfaces and unfamiliar textures create canvases in various states of aesthetic decay.
The world is a dynamic space. Things come and go, disappearing and resurfacing. It is perpetually transitioning, interconnected through an expansive web. Yumemi Hiraki’s elemental approach to her practice quietly engages this ephemeral nature through nostalgic reflections of memory and history. Hiraki’s practice explores what it means to reside within cultural gaps. Shifting between being here and there, from home to another home.