Candid Arts Trust
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
3-5 Torrens Street Islington London EC1V 1NQ
Euroart Studios

In “Spectre of Abandonment”, the three invited poets, Agnes Meadows, Sue Johns and Sarah Reilly, will perform poetry they created in response to Lorraine’s artworks. Conversely, Lorraine presents new artworks inspired by poems she selected from each of the poets’ anthologies. She also presents new sculpture with her own poetry.

Agnes Meadows: international poet, writer and ex-journalist.
Sue Johns: writer and performer of theatrical monologues.
Sarah Reilly: poet, performer and visual artist.

Artist/Writer Rebecca Baillie writes: “The work of Lorraine Clarke is a bombardment for the senses. Clarke is interested in making the invisible workings of the human psyche visible, and in recognition that deep interiority is complex and multiple, many of her sculptures are comprised of hundreds of tiny elements. Parts typically overflow, but at the same time, elaborate attempts are made to contain any spillage. Clarke uses baskets, boxes, jars and small cylinders as homes for her objects, as though without this imposed structure, the weight of the emotions caught within could fly into the atmosphere and create a chaos too disruptive for everyday living. It is as though Clarke reveals to us something of the human spirit, but does so in a seemingly contradictory way, adding order and organization as the best, or perhaps the only way to communicate this difficult and irreducible concept”.

This show offers the chance to see the complete installation of Lorraine’s iconic 116 “Fertility Dolls” which was last exhibited in 2007.

PV Tuesday 9 September. 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performances by all three poets

Open 10 – 13 September. 12:00 – 9:00pm

Finissage Sunday 14 September. 12:00 – 4:00pm
Performances by all three poets

Performance Schedule (from 6:00PM)
10th Sept. – Sarah Reilly
11th Sept. – Agnes Meadows
12th Sept. – Agnes Meadows & Sue Johns
13th Sept. – All three poets

Please see for full performance schedule and other details.

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