Seeds of the Sinner invites us to explore morality and aversion.
The question on offer is not a simple matter of beauty or the grotesque, instead it is about the conflict which arises from deriving pleasure from elegant renderings of macabre imagery. Is it a primal aversion or a moral dilemma that repels us? Is it a predetermined instinct or something we have been conditioned to reject? The artist asks the viewer to contemplate if it is a conscious or unconscious judgement which guides their response to the work.
March 25th - 29th
Opening Night- Cancelled, more info below.
After discussion with the artist we have decided that next weeks exhibition 'Seeds of the Sinner' by Robert Duxbury will go ahead as scheduled. HOWEVER, Friday's opening night has been cancelled.
Robert plans to spend more time in the gallery so he can meet with patrons in place of the opening. Dates and times to be confirmed, so keep an eye on our socials.
We do urge you to still come along and see the show during our regular business hours to support Robert and his incredible art practice. It is a one week exhibition only, so don't put it off.
If you are unwell please stay at home, we will work extra hard to ensure our website is up to date with all imagery and purchasing information.
Extra health and hygiene procedures will be in place for all gallery operations.
Robert Duxbury draws inspiration from the haphazard complexities and beautiful decay of the natural world. Binding flora and fauna into poeticly macabre compositions with the use of brush and ink on paper.
Duxbury spent several years living in the Guangdong province of China where he studied traditional Chinese Gongbi and ink wash painting styles. Through the process of committing himself to the meticulous techniques of the unforgiving medium he takes elements from the traditional style shaping it into his own interpretation.