RELICS OF ALL THINGS PRECIOUS
Tiffany is a wonderful friend and artist and her work is both fascinating visually and interesting conceptually, Tiffany is also wonderfully articulate regarding the ideas behind the work, so come and have a look and a chat.
About the work:
‘Relics of All Things Precious’ explores what it means to collect as an artist and how memory and association is not only expressed but is also constructed through objects and images. Taking their cue from Sigmund Freud’s Mystic Writing-Pad and Surrealist games of chance, the works in this exhibition investigate the slippages of meaning that occur when objects and images are removed from their original contexts and are repositioned as relics of their past material, cultural and personal histories.
Rather than interrogate the grand narrative of History, this exhibition focuses on what I call ‘petit’ history – a history of the individual mediated by personal experience and without the critical distance of the historian who classifies, rationalises and simplifies the overwhelming condition of being in the world. As both a site of amnesia and memory, fact and fiction, the collection becomes a space of counter-memory conflating interior microcosms and exterior macrocosms. Using assemblage and collage, as well as painting and drawing, the works become material strategies of mapping and navigating a personal space of discovery that seeks to expose what it means to be ‘precious’.