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Emmet Kierans 'Second Nature' Opens in Archway 16/07

In this solo exhibition of paintings, Kierans has depicted surreal scenarios that are conjured

from his imagination. Although often dealing with everyday experiences, these sometimes unsettling images hover between horror and science fiction.

The artist is interested in how imagination shapes and transforms our experience and how

internal narratives are conceived and influence our thoughts, imagination, dreams, and

desires. Specific motifs taken from popular culture appear and reappear: Tippie Hedren, one

of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic heroines, is seen in one work as a topless gardener in rubber

gloves tending a young sapling, and in another as a faceless shop dummy in a complex

painting, where strange and seemingly unrelated characters are jostled together in a faux

jungle scene.

It is the artist’s commitment to bringing together the unrelated that offers his paintings a

dream-like unease and powerful unreliability.

Unit 2, Boothby Road, Archway, London, N19 4AJ | |


Private View: Thursday 14th July, 6-9pm

Dates: 15th - 24th July 2022

Opening Times: Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00

Location: The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Archway

Transport: Overground - Upper Holloway, Northern Line - Archway


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