MORE ORDINARY LEADERS: UNOFFICIAL PORTRAITS
3 MAY – Opening reception, 6-9pm
3-30 MAY- Exhibition continues, open on Thur, Fri, Sat 5pm-11pm and throughout the week dependant on events, viewing by appointment from Tue to Sat outside normal opening hours (T 90244400)
Belfast-based artist David Turner exhibits his unique portraits of famous world leaders as ordinary young people created using Lego bricks or Hama Beads. With these original works the artist draws upon and rejects the portrait tradition of the great and powerful as he “de-idealises” their representations, and confers on them a private and playful quality.
Through these pieces Turner continues to explore political themes which are at the core of his work. With these portraits the artist invites viewers to imagine the leaders as more ordinary, at an age when different life paths were possible, before their decisions shaped their career and their involvement in conflicts. Viewers could also be prompted to compare some portraits on display with others which are more familiar and reflect upon the possible idealisation of leaders present and conveyed through images.
The exhibition is curated by art consultant Francesca Biondi www.francescabiondi.com
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