Exeter Phoenix is pleased to present Big Dick, a solo exhibition of new work by the London-based artist Jamie Fitzpatrick.
PHOENIX GALLERY RE-OPENING
Sat 24 Nov: 3 – 5pm
Join the artist for a glass of wine and a preview of the exhibition.
Artist’s Talk: Saturday 19 January | 2.30pm | Studio74 | free
Jamie Fitzpatrick will discuss his exhibition and wider practice.
The exhibition is loosely inspired by Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic novel of obsession and revenge on the high seas, and brings together a raft of characters set adrift on the high seas.
Represented by three monstrous, over-sized heads, each narrates their own part of a disembodied narrative in which Fitzpatrick explores the psychology of hysteria and the struggle for power in an environment of shortened resources and tightening borders. In the confines of the raft, his castaways are forced to recreate and institute a social community of conformity and hierarchy while (off-stage) a vast, pink, patriarchal whale/deity constantly threatens to eat them as they themselves contemplate a desperate descent into cannibalism.
Venue: Phoenix Gallery, Exeter Phoenix
Our main contemporary art space, exhibiting new work from regional, national and international artists.