GALLERY 2 + 3
C3 PROJECTS PRESENTS
PUT OUT THE SUN
RHYS LEE – SARAH BERNERS – JEMILA MACEWAN – AMELIE SCALERCIO
PAUL PHILIPSON – CAMILLA TADICH – SIMON FINN – NICOLA PAGE
All people understand fear.
Fear is the oldest and strongest emotion we have. It is a basic survival mechanism that responds to the possibility of pain or the threat of danger.
Fear sees all things in the dark; all things underground, all the dangers concealed, and because of this, fear builds our fires to ward off the night.
This is an open ended and subtle body of works that explore modern day anxiety, old fashioned menace, the unknown faceless horrors and sinister humour to address collective fears and personal experiences.
To borrow from C.S.Elliot, ‘…the lunatic cannot put out the sun by scrawling the word ‘darkness’ on his cell wall.’ In the same way, these artists cannot put out the fire of fear by creating the darkness within their works.