'Crypsis'

Exhibition of works by Boz Mugabe.

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Monday 22nd May – Sunday 4th June 2017


Signal Arts Centre is very pleased to be exhibiting works in Ink by the artist Boz Mugabe.


This exhibition consists of work planned and executed from late 2015 into 2017.


Boz writes: This exhibition consists of work I planned and executed from late 2015 into 2017. After several years of punctuating my work with bright spot-colour, this has purposely veered in a monochromatic direction, which twists and turns around visual ideas of stealth & tribalism.


Strange exoskeletal figures and singular-purpose forms populate the work - these exist in a predominantly featureless landscape that is part Petri dish, part circadian fragment - purgatorial resin leaking from a rusted vessel in psychological landfill.

Deformed and disfigured images are narrating a thread of something just out of reach. They don’t come with instructions or requirements specification. I developed this work as a visual dialect, primarily to negate the trapping that a collection of images should, by necessity, be bound by a homogenising or pasteurising concept…

The one thing I owe this body of work is to avoid packaging it with an easy explanation that attempts to influence entertainment, disgust, curiosity and/or indifference.


Crypsis is the attribute of moving / existing without detection.


In 2014 I published a monograph entitled “Divine Turbulence” covering the previous 10 years of work. Although I tried to continue in the same direction (business as usual), I felt that some sort of capstone had been put on that trajectory and I needed, not necessarily a change in direction, but a slightly different master plan moving forward.

After a brief foray back into painting (something I hadn’t done in a decade), I decided to put together a new show of predominantly monochromatic show and work towards organising a small DIY exhibition tour. My first public exhibitions of work were on the walls of tattoo parlours, and it felt like the right time to embark on a grassroots adventure again.

Throughout the second half of 2017, CRY PSIS is making its way around Ireland, visiting small locations that occasionally put art on their walls.


www.bozgallery.com




Opening Reception: Sunday 28th May 2017 from 3 - 5 pm