28.4 – 27.5 2023
In Three Acts
28.04 – 27.05.2023
Huxley-Parlour are pleased to announce In Three Acts, a group exhibition that presents the work of five international artists and is accompanied by a piece of narrative fiction, written in three acts, by Estelle Hoy.
Includes: Katelyn Eichwald, Oliver Mulvihill, Stephen Polatch, Sophie Ruigrok, Rafal Topolewski
This exhibition turns conceptually around the number three: a historically magical number that retains a certain hold in contemporary practice. Classic storytelling structure is divided into three acts: the first act introduces characters and the world they inhabit, this is followed by rising action and conflict in the second act and resolution in the third. Exposition, confrontation, denouement. It is this three-act structure that provides the intellectual framework for this exhibition.
In Three Acts is not, however, an exhibition about characters, the portrayal of events, action or conflict. It is about the slippages between those things that artists use to conjure narrative. The exhibition embraces non-linear and fluid approaches to story-telling, placing emphasis on narrative potential, ambiguity, sequence and implication.
Copies of ‘Three Seasons’, by Estelle Hoy, a work of fiction based on the works in the exhibition, are available in the gallery.