Show Runs: 9th – 20th September 2009 30 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ
In association with: Modern Courtesan and Ruthie Holloway
DegreeArt.com presents A Crash Course in Phantasy, the first of its kind, and one that will become a yearly event providing six artists free reign over representation of all their wildest fantasies, from the dark and the weird, to the lustful, fantastical and the dream-like.
“Phantasy”, as opposed to (but not excluding) “fantasy”, has been termed ‘imagination unrestricted by reality’.
Ruthie Holloway, Nathan Khan, Caroline Hall, Zoe Crosse, Robert Logan, Sarah Knill Jones, Alex Clare, Helen Gorrill and Ailsa Hotson interpret their own ideas about phantasy covering such topics as the female form, dreams and dreamscapes, abstract fantasy, child-like fantasy and psychological themes. A wide mix of media will include painting, textiles, video installation and sculpture.
In a time of social and economic downturn, A Crash Course in Phantasy aims at giving the viewer a release from reality into the minds of six artists letting their imaginations run free. A welcome exhibition which will push the viewer’s mind into visual realms not previously thought of.