May 13, 2020
INTROVERSION IMMERSION tackles the dreaded compulsions of social media and our own existential plight with thought-provoking and playful irreverence. Fishlock continues his shrewd comment on the fragile state of society and our place within it through his vibrant, text-based paintings, reflecting on our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are a slave to our own invention.
“I began to wonder whether it’s people like me, the introverted, who are truly the most self-absorbed and self-centred.” - Tim Fishlock
Gallery shots of Fishlock's 'Repeat After Me'. His inaugural show with Hang-Up which was a sell-out success. Photos by Chuck Noble.
What's on Show?
“In an era when more people than ever get everything they want, everything becomes merely satisfactory. The ‘temple of ME’ proves to be one of unrealistic expectations.”- Tim Fishlock
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There will also be a new version of the much-loved piece, 'The Future Leaks Out'. TFLOW comprises 85 solid wooden blocks referencing the William Burroughs’ quote “when you cut into the present, the future leaks out”. Careful consideration was given to the selection of words, which, like much of the artist’s work, allude to a fairly misanthropic, dystopian world-view. This establishes a striking contrast between the subject matter and a material form that is synonymous with childhood creativity and exploration.
Tim Fishlock with his piece, The Future Leaks Out
Artist, Mike Snelle, of The Connor Brothers, playing with The Future Leaks Out
But what may perhaps be the main attraction will be found downstairs. A site-specific installation titled INTROVERSION IMMERSION will take over the entire bunker in the form of an enclosed ‘room’ of 72 light boxes ranged floor to ceiling. Flooded with a beguiling fusion of words and colours, we are confronted with the fiction served up every day and reminded there is no language without deceit.Sneak peak of new work...
SATISFACTORY LIVING // Oddly Head’s new collection of hand-painted originals has us speechless 😍🤤 Guaranteed not to be around for long. Tap our stories for a closer look or catch them in our current show ⚡️⚡️
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In the lead up to the show and throughout it's run, expect to catch print releases, competitions, interviews, studio visits and more so keep your eyes on our social media to make sure you don't miss out!
Trust us - it will be a real treat for the senses.
Thanks for reading,
Hang-Up Team x