29/10/2022 - 15/12/2022
Contemporary - Painting
Nat Meade - A Hole is for Looking Through
'This body of work capitalizes on visual and verbal double entendre, using the recurring icon of the mask as both shelter from and means to self-reflection.
Dominic Musa weaves together a diverse archive of source images, ranging from film stills to direct observation, 19th century photography to invention. In Past Leads the Blind, Musa distills and transforms a scene from the 1973 film, “The Exorcist”. The figure is mirrored and the interior barren, rendered in a synesthetic monochrome of reds and crimsons.
The paintings act as a vehicle to navigate the past and present. Fleeting scenes intermix organically, they are observed, recollected, and reconfigured. Questions of desire and need, guilt and honor, greed and obligation are answered in moments of pause. Each painting is a mirror, each painting is a window. Slow and deliberate, The Trouble’s Not in the Mirror explores the duality of introspection.'
Holland Park 10 Portland Rd, W11 4LA