Martin Boyle: No Time
Ideas of Euphoric Romanticism advocated our decentralised position in the universe and looked for ways to express a deeper and otherwise unknowable reality behind what can be perceived. Those of us whose imaginations have been captivated by the immensity of that which lies beyond our ability to grasp is captivated by the Romantic impulse.
As scientific enquiry fails to fully construct a complete picture of nature, as theories of everything continue to fail, it’s a reminder that things are hidden from us and we don’t have access to what reality may be really like.
The conceptual work in the exhibition takes something simple and straightforward like our linear perception of time and peels back the surface revealing something difficult and incomprehensible. The works presented use different concepts and speculative theories of time which do not cohere, creating instability that allows for complexity, and gaps, and darkness.
In this time, there is a feeling that attitudes are narrowing, turning rigid, inward, and hostile. Through wonder, the work questions a delusion of our self-importance in the universe and an acknowledgement that we are not on top of everything.
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00