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6 January–31 January
Will Owen (Philadelphia, USA) presents a series of reparative or preservative artworks that engage with contemporary ethics. Using a variety of mediums and material, including ceramics, sculpture, traditional fly fishing lure tying, and painting will presents a series of questions:
How should we be accountable to trauma? To material usage? To other species and our own?
How do we create things to rot well? How do we preserve things through decay?
Could we use mushrooms and their remediation properties to draw out toxins from polluted soil and use them as a glaze for ceramics?
When we experience trauma in what ways does it alter our perception of others?
Here Will Owen draws on his recent Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition from UPenn in Philadelphia, USA and the work he created exploring similar concepts of ethics. Here again there are explorations of traditional Appalachian craft traditions, sports references, biological experiments, and food all pointing towards contemporary urgencies.