A solo exhibition of works by artist Andrew Litten
Andrew Litten ‘Concerning the Fragile’
EXHIBITION DATES: 27 June – 8 August 2020
WHERE: Anima Mundi, Street-an-Pol, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS WEBSITE: www.animamundigallery.com
“Artist Works Beyond Tragedy In Pursuit of Life Affirming Sense of Our Shared Humanity in this Pertinent and Poignant Solo Exhibition”
‘Concerning The Fragile’ is a solo exhibition of figurative paintings, mixed media works on paper and sculpture by British artist Andrew Litten. This exhibition reflects the fragility of life with a succinct and inescapable relevance to the recent word crisis. The exhibition unguardedly explores complex states of our contemporary condition through a multifaceted body of work. As Litten states “Where our vulnerability is made apparent, there is then a potential connect with others and our instinctive sense of our mutual humanity. I want this exhibition to nurture a life affirming sense of our shared humanity and encourage wider readings of connection and compassion.”
Litten speaks of his hopes and objectives for the show: “Our shared need to connect, to engage with others, to share emotion and express protective feeling towards others who are vulnerable is such an essential and fundamental part of our basic nature. We want to feel moved, yet in a world that has become increasingly dominated by social media hits, disturbing pointless image overload and divisive identity posturing; the truly sensitive nuanced reflections can become rarer and sidelined. Through these works I seek to create stories of authenticity and to explore the part of us that wants to care – to compress a sense of endurance of human spirit.”
The exhibition will be linked to the charity Mind Cornwall, fundraising and gaining feedback regarding how resources can be developed to offer further support to help people in Cornwall.