Marie Louise Plum and John Moore come together in an exhibition of great outsider work.
Marie-Louise Plum is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist who draws, paints, prints, collages and collects. Her particular interests are preservation, memory, mortality, sense of self, and identity, following themes of social alienation, sexual ambiguity and subversion of the ‘common sense’.
A large part of Plum’s art practice is searching, scavenging and regenerating that which is lost or forgotten, be it objects or ideas. Her obsession with keepsakes extends to all manner of ephemera, which have featured heavily in her earlier collections of work. A recent exhibition at Bob & Roberta’s CCCA in Coventry – an immersive, live painting and audio experience, ‘Suburban English Magick’ – was the catalyst for her new series of paintings that capture the voyeuristic sense of peering into worlds and peoples unknown. Consciousness, linear time, and existence are subjects that Plum repeatedly turns to, searching for evidence to explain why we exist, and where we are going. Symbolism and references to self-protective ritual are often depicted in her paintings.
Marie-Louise Plum will be exhibiting new and unseen paintings and drawings, as well as selected art objects from earlier collections.
John will play a few accoustic numbers from his album Knickerboker Glory!