Ordinary Absurd 2023
Exhibition 24 May-4 June 2023
Peggy Jay Gallery, Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 1LT Bank Holiday Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10am-4pm
In Gillian Holding’s recent paintings juxtaposed strangely positioned figures, objects and animals haunt the canvases. The presence of the unexpected in the imagery invites us to consider the surreal contradictions that characterise today’s world. Many people inescapably experience a sense of dissonance when confronted by mediated “reality” . We see increasing feelings of alienation, helplessness, fragility and entrapment encapsulated in these works through ambiguous imagery of forms lost and trapped in their surroundings.