ECA alumni are invited to enjoy refreshments and a tour of the gallery with curators James Clegg and Stuart Fallon where they will take attendees through two new exhibitions as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival; Stephen Sutcliffe's 'Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs' and Jacob Kerray's 'LOOKY LOOKY'.
Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs | Stephen Sutcliffe
Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs takes its title from a damming review of David Storey’s novel 'Radcliffe', which was critical of all the qualities Sutcliffe admires, namely its bleak, alienating narrative and ‘garrulous’ characters. The exhibition pulls at the seams of identity, expanding upon recurrent themes in Sutcliffe’s work: self-doubt, obsession, cultural constructs and class conflict.
LOOKY LOOKY | Jacob Kerray
Jacob Kerray appropriates and intertwines mythical and popular narratives, references and symbols to create provocative multi-layered paintings and sculptural work. Weaving together his obsession with football, pro-wrestling and historic painting, he explores complex themes including the rivalries, rules and power structures inherent in both the political and sporting arenas, the consequences of colonial and capitalist greed, and how those considered or depicted as ‘Other’ are treated in society.
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