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Obsession and desire play an integral part in being an artist, not only in literal and conceptual terms, but
also as they make work. While being compelled to create, dig around inside ideas, obsess and respond
to the turmoil of the outside world, connect to the inner personal world of thought, it is the physicality,
patience, endurance, decision making, and deliberate concentrated process that drives the artist, often
towards uncertain outcomes…
In order to have a practice, an artist must harness obsession and desire, and their mind, body and
skillsets, with discipline and determination.
This exhibition is a collection of work by artists from the USA and the UK who are exploring obsession
and desire as conceptual content as well as it being a theme and force behind their practice.
RECEPTION PARTY: 6 AUGUST 5-8PM
Julia Schwadron Marianelli