Between the 8th and 29th of January 2016, The Factory Cooperage Gallery in Royal William Yard, Plymouth, will host Fugue State, a combined exhibition, funded by Arts Council England, featuring Jack Carberry-Todd and Rhys Morgan – two Falmouth School of Art alumni.
The exhibition explores the themes of human desire and greed set against a need for the Romantic.
Both artists’ works are presented together to question how these ideas operate and challenge how they are present in current society. Text, through publication, is also utilised by both artists to offer insight and narrative on the subject.
As part of the exhibition, the artists, in conjunction with Ocean Studios will hold two evenings events, consisting of workshops and talks. These evenings will be free and open to public, providing opportunity to gain further insight into contemporary themes relating to the exhibition.
Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2014, both artists have continued to develop their individual practices. After featuring in Newlyn Gallery’s Drawing A Presence exhibition in the summer of 2014, Jack took up studio residency at Ocean Studios where he has continued to challenge and develop the relationship between phenomenology and his painting: resulting in new bodies of work. As part of Field Notes’ The Wanderers project in Falmouth, Rhys was commissioned to create an installtion in Falmouth. In response he created How Big the Bluest Sky? An immersive sound installation with accompanying book works. Since this he has developed a new series of collage and books as well as sound and video installation which are presented alongside Jack’s paintings to formulate the exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.