Edition of 33
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Baryta gloss paper
21 x 29.7 cm / 8.3 x 11.7 in
Signed, numbered & titled on reverse
‘In all likelihood, The Dream Meadow is a fabrication of bodies photographed on a stage, perhaps even production stills from an unknown Macbeth. They are assembled in such a way that makes one consider their genesis in their abundance and togetherness in front of McConnell’s lens, but after a cursory examination, the “who’s” of the matter dissipate into the “why’s”. There remains an air of ritual in the work, the frames feel tremulous and recall the British folk tradition of Pagan Horror that made their way through the 70s and 80s via Hammer and other “weird folk Britania” outlets. There is nothing horrific per se here, but the indulgence of witchery, herbal psychedelia and pagan tribalism are apparent. It could be a by-product of Gareth’s age and interests, but obliquely I suspect that there is a precise interest in using the body and its movements as a stalwart against the state.’
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work, exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this the artist Matthew Burrows instigated the #artistsupportpledge on Instagram
The concept is a simple one. You post images of your work to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist/s work for £200.
So make a pledge and post your work using #artistsupportpledgeand follow the #. keep updated on news and further opportunities@artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. For a users guide please see the HOW TO posts@artistsupportpledge