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Self and Other - 18 August 2018 - 23 September 2018

Self and Other
18 August 2018 - 23 September 2018


The notion that ‘black implies white, self implies other and death implies life’ is a dualistic take on human existence explored by Alan Watts (philosopher and theologian) in his extensive writing. This exhibition takes these ideas as its starting point, with particular reference to the relationship we have with ourselves, the need for solitude and social interaction that are often in a state of constant flux and dissonance.

You can hold yourself separate and this may be the result of blockage, trauma or choice. Existence, though, can also be thought of as an immersive experience of the flesh in all our days and lives. Our existence is always with our ‘encounter’ and ‘experience’ of the world. The painters, sculptors and poets in this show explore the relationship between ‘self’ and ‘other’ and how we are in a constant state of ‘becoming’.

Selected and curated by Heather Burns and Jasmine Renold.

Artists
Sandra Bouguerch
Heather Burns
Richard Cross
Maureen De Rome
Kevin Lycett
Emma Renold
Jasmine Renold
Tim Smith
Jamie Stanley
David Storey
Susan Syddall
Denis Whiteside

Writers
Kate Garrett
Simon Beavis

neo:gallery23
The Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Thursday – Sunday
11am – 5pm
Until 23rd September

Free Admission
Full Accessible