Studio Cybi is an artist-led projects run by Rebecca Gould and Iwan Lewis
It is an itinerant not for profit since 2016, creating exhibitions and publications.
THINGS WE SAID
17th and 18th February 2018
Jesse Darling, Elinor Evans, Rebecca Gould, Hannah-Sarah Suddaby and Angharad P.Williams
23 – 25 September 2016
Nathan Barlex, Laura Bygrave, Lydia Corry, Alex Crocker, Stephen Forge, Rebecca Gould, Iwan Lewis, Ross Taylor and Mary Vettise
The title of the exhibition is a fractured word suggesting both a communal place and fragmented vernaculars. The hyphen is the glue that links the words and the selection of artists is similarly fractured and stuck together with the gum of visual appendage. There is a violent gesture inherent, is this the repressed violence of the everyday? Popular soap operas have often used the cul-de-sac as a location to put family life at the centre of a drama. The viewing public can identify with and then see themselves within it. Soaps such as Brookside, Neighbours, EastEnders have all used this setting to contain the sprawling mess of human emotions and catastrophes neatly within the context of a recognisable familiar place. The cul-de-sac is also a dead end, a place to bring up your family safely and then die. Thoughts of death and rotting sprout to the surface, daily life has anaesthetised us and we’re going nowhere. Life has stopped, become stagnant. Our perpetual search for ritual and magic has been replaced by habit and routine. People inhabit the place, and the community that is created in these circumstances whether fictional or real, calls to mind the artistic community who perpetually search for a sense of belonging that never arrives.
ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE
2nd July 2016
Andrew Clwyd, Rebecca Gould, Iwan Lewis and Lauren de Sa Naylor
Text by Lauren de Sa Naylor
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