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“Undecided on Love” Exhibition – 6th, 7th & 8th February 2015.

{ The Undecided Art Collective }

Last weekend we embarked on our most ambitious show to date. Undecided on Love brought together the work of more than 30 artists, writers, poets and musicians to explore and celebrate the ubiquitous monster that is LOVE in the broadest possible sense… and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it went! Right from the start the theme seemed to envelope everything in the building and, as people began to arrive, this only increased until we could barely move for the loved-up/love-lorn visitors that came to help us celebrate.

The private view on Friday night was a great indication of how the rest of the weekend was set to develop. We could barely move for the crowd of beautiful people that poured through the doors of Ventnor Exchange to take-in the astounding range of work on show. The Ventnor Darlings jubilantly performed an epic, diverse set of love songs to suit every…

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February 10, 2015 · 5:52 pm

Lovely review of my work and ‘Undecided on Love’ on Yoppul

There’s a lovely review of the ‘Undecided on Love‘ show and my work on Yoppul.
Thank guys.

Picture by Thomas Seal of Yoppul.

Me performing Luke Ellison’s piece ‘Broken Hearted’ at Undecided on Love – picture by Thomas Seal of Yoppul.

“Undecided On Love was hosted in the relatively-newborn Ventnor Exchange on Church Street—though the word ‘hosted’ understates the symbiotic relationship between the Exchange team (who also run the annual Ventnor Fringe) and the artists themselves.

I was shown around the room by Rachael Berry, who organised much of the event as well as displaying her own distinctive work. I found myself drawn back to her captivating images of hyperrealistic hearts and flesh.

“I love painting meat,” she offered by way of explanation—joking, but not really. The glistening, tumescent seams of valves and muscle in Berry’s work are uncanny, difficult to look away from. The sheer attention to detail grounds the emotional flights of romantic love in the clinical reality behind all the tropes.

But after you stare into the iridescent layers of colour, Berry’s images happily supplicate and enable the wide-eyed insanity of love with a vivid, hallucinatory symbolism of their own.”

Thomas Seal, Yoppul

Click here for the full review.

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