I had planed to visit Home the new arts Venue in Manchester and today being dry and bright made my mind up.
After a short walk and a break in the restaurant for a drink I went down to the gallery for a look at the present exhibition. Modern art is not always to my liking but was pleasantly suprised by the work;
interesting sculptures and prints as well as a thoughtful narative and film.
Will certainly visit again.
"Maclean uses the fairytale genre to examine the murky boundary between childhood and adulthood. She explores ideas of happiness and childhood as qualities that can be packaged and sold resulting in dark and unsettling adventures located in a netherland reminiscent of the supersaturated, candy-coloured palette of children’s television."
"Resembling hybrids of bored commuters, cutesy kids’ TV monsters and sickeningly engorged biological organs, the sculptural figures also function as inanimate viewers for a series of infographic videos, displaying spreadsheets, bar graphs and market research surveys to their unblinking users. Playing on ideas about the cult of youth and the exaggerated enthusiasm of happiness marketing, they take the form of part playground-equipment, part grotesque and bloated mannequins, which upon closer inspection are being eaten alive by swarms of razor-toothed dolls."