Works by artists from London, Israel and the USA have been brought together under an island theme at arebyte Gallery in London City Island.
Taking in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, video and performance, the exhibition explores the interpretations and contradictions that islands summon in our mind, ranging from remote lands where reptiles exist in a permanent Paleolithic state, to places where identities and cultures meet to do commerce and forge empires.
Variously inspired by the mythical urban landscapes of writers JG Ballard and Tom Chivers, as well as the metaphysical musings of John Donne, on my island none of this would be true shows how artists interpret and reclaim feelings of location and isolation, the boundaries between reality and fantasy, to reshape and make sense of the world.
Curated by Chris Rawcliffe, the exhibition features work by Naama Arad, Guy Ben-Ner, Verity Birt in collaboration with Holly Graham and Richard-Forbes Hamilton, Edgar–Walker, Gery Georgieva, Joan Jonas, Terence McCormack, Hannah Regel and Mike Seaborne.
on my island none of this would be true runs at arebyte Gallery until Saturday 17 March, 12-6pm.