Tim Parr - Heathen Threshold
(with Sarah Dwyer, Rui Matsunaga and Ruth Uglow )
July 7 - Aug 23, 2008
Sartorial Con
In an era dominated by rationalism and scientific modernity, the artists in Heathen Threshold reclaim forbidden knowledge to see the world through the illumination of shamanism, animism, folklore, fables and ancient mythologies. Through dreaming reverie, they seek to re-possess the terrain and unearth strange and microscopic encounters coalescing with heathen passages, where individuals worship forbidden old divinities in wastelands and wild places. What they each share is an emotive connection to nature, where they find wonder, magic and romantic trancendence.

Tim Parr's hyper-real paintings combine beautifully observed deatils from the natural world with fantastic events. Parr's paintings draw upon mythological characters, to which our responses swing between delight and horror. Often set at night, in semi-rural, semi urban settings like Hampstead Heath, Parr creates an alarming atmosphere in which imagination reigns, and the rules of reason is suspended


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