Yesterday I delivered my ‘knot coat’ to Cupola Gallery in Sheffield for the ‘Monomania’ Exhibition opening on Friday 15th March. The gallery is housed in a fantastic old building full of nooks and crannies, and filling these nooks and crannies are beautifully crafted, original and even humorous art works. I’m very pleased to be part of this exhibition and would like to thank the Managing director/curator of Cupola Gallery, Karen Sherwood, for including my work.
Monomania – selected open submission exhibition
Friday 15 March – Wednesday 24 April
Opening Evening: Friday 15 March 7.30pm onwards
In 19th century psychiatry, monomania (from Greek monos, one, and mania, mania) was a form of partial insanity conceived as single pathological preoccupation in an otherwise sound mind.
Marina van Zuylen’s book ‘Monomania’ shows that transforming life into art, or at least into the artful, drives out the anxiety of the void and puts in its place something so orderly and meaningful that it can take on the aura of a religion.
“In over 21 years of running the gallery it has become more and more obvious to me that most artists show at least a hint (if not more) of Monomaniacal type tendencies. This is not a bad thing by any means as obsession or fixation with a particular idea or notion can result in the most amazing new ways of looking or seeing. This intense focus from artists can and does create some amazing artistic creations. In this selected open submission exhibition we wish to highlight work that responds to and/or relates to the title ‘Monomania’.” Karen Sherwood, Managing Director/curator.