Portals of the Inanimate
11 September – 28 November 2020
In the earliest fixed canon of painting genres Still Life was given the lowest rank, regarded as mere recordings of inanimate objects.
‘Portals of the Inanimate’ seeks to celebrate these domestic scenes, and their much loved influence on Chelle Wallaces’ own photographic expressions, while inviting enquiry into the curated objects they embody.
For many post war daughters expected to relinquish their job and thus role in public life upon marriage and pregnancy, the home invited a conduit for identity. The objects it held far from inanimate surely acted as cherished portals for alleviating this burden, and enticing wonderment for other worlds.
Virtual Meet the Artist Talk – 10 October.
Chelle Wallace will present a virtual Meet the Artist talk, where she will provide insight into her artistic practice and the exhibition ‘Portals of the Inanimate’. This will be available to view the Gallery’s website from 10 October.
Chelle Wallace, Before the dinner party, 2020, Digital Photograph, Image courtesy of artist.
Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday – 10am – 3pm
Saturdays – 10am – 2pm