ARTIST AMARTEY GOLDING RETURNS WITH SHOWCASE OF WORK
This June sees artist Amartey Golding return to Jack House Gallery with a new exhibition of work. Amartey was the first artist to be exhibited in the Old Portsmouth gallery when it first opened two years ago and this new exhibition GA.BO.SIA contains work created during a fruitful & astonishingly prolific period of residency at Tashkeel Dubai in 2013/14.
Amartey Golding embarked on an ambitious project to tell a new, very personal story in an epic visual narrative when creating this body of work. The resulting series of over 30 drypoint etchings takes the viewer on an odyessy through extraordinary fictional lands peopled by grotesque characters and fantastical creatures, some of whom are weirdly familiar, and all in very unfamiliar settings and scenarios.
…this new exhibition GA.BO.SIA contains work created during a fruitful & astonishingly prolific period of residency at Tashkeel Dubai in 2013/14…
Gods and Men
Mizaru, Kikazaru & Iwazaru in shade of a Corpse
Gabosia is an ongoing series of drypoint prints that I started in 2013 after revisiting the mysterious circumstances around my father’s death…
The making of GA.BO.SIA was also perhaps a cathartic process as well as tribute to his father. Amartey writes, “Gabosia is an ongoing series of drypoint prints that I started in 2013 after revisiting the mysterious circumstances around my father’s death. The series explores how storytelling is used instinctively as a tool to provide solace and answers. The prints narrate a complex and fantastical fable with characters made up of google-derived imagery. It acknowledges how fiction is able to steer reality and offers visceral justifications for my father’s death”.
GA.BO.SIA by Amartey Golding starts with a preview on Saturday 10th June 6 – 8.30pm and is then open from 10th June to 8th July 2017. Find out more about Jack House Gallery at:
Francesca da Rimini
The Betrayal of Segovax