Vivid Encounters: Paintings byTen Yetman and Bîstyek

28 April – 16 July 2023

Opening reception 6-8pm, Thursday 27 April 2023.

What stories do you tell about yourself? Do you have a particular anecdote that comes up when you’re getting to know someone? Are there one or two tales that all your friends know? Which stories have you shared with strangers? We create narratives to understand who we are and how we came to be that way, as well as to describe ourselves to other people.

In this exhibition, Ten Yetman and Bîstyek’s paintings prompt us to think about how stories shape what we see. Yetman’s maximalist works are packed with effervescent landscapes and freaky beings, plunging viewers into her strange and seductive scenes. Bîstyek portrays psychological complexity using simple, bold lines, text, and blocks of bright colours; his large paintings convey a monumental irrefutability. While Yetman invites us into her world, Bîstyek asks us to bear witness.

Curated by hannah_g

Click here for a PDF of the exhibition essay by hannah_g

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