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ÀhhÁ: Bex Massey

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SEEN ventured into the small glass box of a gallery at arebyteLASER to view work by Bex Massey. Her pieces were varied; a couple of installations the juxtaposition of which were though-provoking, particularly the trampoline and the plant. It was somehow evocative of ideas that were greater than the sum of their parts. The one wall piece – part painting and part collage – was the densest in terms of meaning, borrowing from media depictions of the female form and common objects that connote exoticism, like pineapples. Elements that we are trained to strive for via the power of advertising.

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What SEEN liked about the exhibition was that we could just stand still and examine our feelings in relation to these pieces. The gallery space itself is so small that one cannot help coming up against the feelings that the work inspires. There is no space to step back and distance oneself.

ÀhhÁ is on until the 21st May, and is part of arebyteLASER’s 2017 programme, titled Hotel Generation – a series of exhibitions by a generation of young artists from around the UK, all responding to either contemporary Ordinaryism, information overload, collective practice or reacting to the ‘extreme present’. SEEN looks forward to seeing more of them.

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Clerkenwell
London
EC1V 3SB

Credits

Photography Luka Radek 2017

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