'REALITY CHECK' HOSTED BY GUTS GALLERY
'REALITY CHECK' HOSTED BY GUTS GALLERY
'REALITY CHECK' HOSTED BY GUTS GALLERY

'REALITY CHECK' HOSTED BY GUTS GALLERY

23 SEP - 3 OCT 2021

"When the conditions of our own reality feel inhospitable and overwhelming, we often turn to art and the powers it possesses to reshape and reinterpret the world around us. Processes of making and consumption lead to the creation of new spaces and sensations. It is in these spaces that dialogues can be initiated and solidarity forged between artists and audiences".

‘Reality’ is the bedrock upon which society builds. For this reason it is frequently opposed to fantasy and fiction, which are seen as imagined, unfixed. Yet, when prodded in the right way, reality’s core components – surfaces, objects, events – are also liable to bend and blend. Surfaces respond to touch, objects shapeshift, events feel more and more incongruous. Now, more than ever, reality appears to be in a constant state of flux. On top of this, it is also constantly being perceived from countless perspectives, each slightly different to the next.

When the conditions of our own reality feel inhospitable and overwhelming, we often turn to art and the powers it possesses to reshape and reinterpret the world around us. Processes of making and consumption lead to the creation of new spaces and sensations. It is in these spaces that dialogues can be initiated and solidarity forged between artists and audiences.

REALITY CHECK will bring together an international cohort of artists. Some of those featured seek to agitate and expand the limits of their realities through surreal subject matter, whilst others respond to the surroundings and experiences of their own everyday lives through vivid visual representation. We hope viewers will allow themselves to become immersed in these worlds, and perhaps undergo a reality check of their own.

In addition to the exhibition Guts will invite exhibiting artists to create a series of charity prints and original drawings to help raise funds for the Anderson Foundation with 50% of proceeds being donated to the foundation, and 50% going to the artist.


EXHIBITING ARTISTS


Exhibition Location
Anderson Contemporary,
Carpenter’s Wharf Studios,
4b Roach Road,
London E3 2PA
'REALITY CHECK' HOSTED BY GUTS GALLERY