Write off

There’s something extraordinarily satisfying and deeply challenging about the physical experience of cutting into something, then separating the fragments of a once-conventional structure exposing the inner layers, layers which remain clearly visible against the outside surfaces. The newly exposed edges talk of the violence and struggle encountered during this seemingly doomed process leaving us with alternative forms of expression.

Kenton Lowe and Jonathan Cole infamous for their anarchic artistic approach to their practices have collaborated their disciplines of sculpture and painting in this most recent project and joined forces with New Directions, a residential home caring for young people suffering from the recent well-publicised Prada Willi Syndrome. Twelve young individuals have joined Kenton and Jonathan and through a combination of enthused aggression and exhilarated expression the space in the Pine Gallery at 12 Claremont in Hastings has been transformed to bring together this exciting new show titled ‘Write Off’.