séance 19th February - 14th March 2020 | Stanley Street Gallery

séance

19th February – 14th March 2020

E-Invitation seance

curated by Sean Morris

Following on from the success of ‘The White Room’ (2017), Sean Morris has returned to Stanley Street Gallery to curate his newest group exhibition, séance – fade to black. In séance, the use of tonality, though conversely, is again used as a thematic tool in this selection of works. Devoid of colour, the works curated into this exhibition herald form over function; presenting as dark enquiries into tone, texture and the paranormal.

A séance or seance (/ˈseɪ.ɑːns/) is an attempt to communicate with spirits. The word "séance" comes from the French word for "session", from the Old French seoir, "to sit". In French, the word's meaning is quite general: one may, for example, speak of "une séance de cinéma" ("a movie session"). In English, however, the word came to be used specifically for a meeting of people who are gathered to receive messages from ghosts or to listen to a spirit medium discourse with or relay messages from spirits. In modern English usage, participants need not be seated while engaged in a séance.

The term séance is used in a few different ways, and can refer to any of four different activities, each with its own social norms and conventions, its own favoured tools, and its own range of expected outcomes.
“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” ― Henry Ford
“Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depresses me. They’re so... empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” ― Ann Demeulemeester

Amy Dynan Artist Statment and CV February 2020 (PDF)

Angus Gardner Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Anthony Bond Artist Statement and Bio (PDF)

Avi Amesbury Artist Statement & CV Februrary 2020 (PDF)

Ben Blick-Hodge Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Cherie Peyton Artist Statement & Bio February 2020 (PDF)

Elisa Bartels Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Gareth Jenkins Artist Statement & Bio February 2020

Jo Wood Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Lisa Jones Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Luna Ryan Artist statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Mark Tweedie Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Merran Esson Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Natalie Rosin Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

NOT Artist Statement & CV (PDF)

Peter Nilsson Artist Statement & CV (PDF)

Shaun Hayes Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Simon Reece Artist Statement & CV (PDF)

Tom Loveday Artist Statement & CV February 2020 (PDF)

Vicki Grima Artist statement & CV (PDF)