Exeter Phoenix / Events / Sat 24 Nov 2018 to Sun 03 Feb 2019 (2 months)

Jamie Fitzpatrick

Jamie Fitzpatrick

Exeter Phoenix is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by the London-based artist Jamie Fitzpatrick.

The exhibition is loosely inspired by Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic novel of obsession and revenge on the high seas, and brings together a raft of characters set adrift on the high seas. Represented by three monstrous, over-sized heads, each narrates their own part of a disembodied narrative in which Fitzpatrick explores the psychology of hysteria and the struggle for power in an environment of shortened resources and tightening borders. In the confines of the raft, his castaways are forced to recreate and institute a social community of conformity and hierarchy while (off-stage) a vast, pink, patriarchal whale/deity constantly threatens to eat them - as they themselves contemplate a desperate descent into cannibalism.

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Event Location

Exeter Phoenix

Bradninch Place
Gandy St

Telephone: 01392 667 080
Email: art@exeterphoenix.org.uk
Website: https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/jamie-fitzpatrick/