The Pie Factory (link) presents the first joint exhibition of new work from Aidan Gray and Susan Fletcher since their successful commission and exhibition by the Griffin Gallery and Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in 2015. Bringing together new individual and collaborative works, BOY DECOMPOSING A TABLECLOTH explores what we hide from ourselves and what we choose to ignore in society.
The artists successfully combine traditional skills with more avant-garde practice such as sound, light and mummification to stimulate the visual, intellectual and emotional experience. Their work was described by Luke Blackall from London Live, as “challenging the ‘easy do’ young British artist scene of other people doing their work for them.”
The show will be a “sensual feast” says Aidan Gray. “Art is about life and should be exciting. If exhibitions are to be successful, they should leave you with an emotional echo that carries on resonating in your personal life.”
Throughout their artistic careers, both artists have shown nationally and internationally and are founder members of the Article 10 artist group that, like the Turner Contemporary, is helping to develop modern art in the ancient Isle of Thanet.
The exhibition opens in the Pie Factory on Broad Street, Margate on Friday 18th March and continues until the 22nd March.