A Strange Kind of Knowing Opening

4 Feb ‘22

Private View

6 – 8pm

Join us for the opening of A Strange Kind of Knowing in Haarlem Gallery, in The Red Lion Hotel, Market Place Wirksworth, DE4 4ETA

This touring exhibition of new commissions and recent work explores the land, seasonal cycles, natural phenomena, intuition and nuance.

Curated by Olivia Punnett, A Strange Kind of Knowing is a touring exhibition of new commissions and recent work exploring the land, seasonal cycles, natural phenomena, intuition and nuance.

Artists Verity Birt, Holly Bynoe, Kristina Chan, Fourthland, Susan Hiller, Katja Hock, Coral Kindred-Boothby, Penny McCarthy, Kate McMillan, Aimée Parrott, Chantal Powell, Tai Shani and Eleanor May Watson present works on paper, paintings, sculpture, video and installation works that draw on alternative, marginalised and embodied ideas of knowledge intrinsically connected to the natural world.

Following the forced ‘winter’ of the global pandemic, A Strange Kind of Knowing takes place in seasonal winter, with its distinctive natural rhythms, weather patterns, and short dark days. The exhibition develops these themes, to reflect on interconnection and re-enchantment, deep remembering to our pre-conditioned bodies, minds and internal landscapes, and a more complex appreciation of nature and our natures.

Penny McCarthy, Moon Egg, Blown hen’s egg painted with gesso. A map of the moon is overlaid in ink and brush, displayed inside an acrylic cube 16 x 16 x 16 cm on a wooden base. 2018
Penny McCarthy, Moon Egg, Blown hen’s egg painted with gesso. A map of the moon is overlaid in ink and brush, 16 x 16 x 16 cm 2018
Aimée Parrott, Receiver, 2020, shells, grass, poppy, cotton, copper, ink, glass, in a ply box frame, 50 x 30cm
Aimée Parrott, Receiver, shells, grass, poppy, cotton, copper, ink, glass, ply, 50 x 30cm, 2020
Tai Shani ‘The Neon Hieroglyph’, 2021