Suspension of Disbelief
, 2014, multi media sculpture, interior view detail, 168x44x63cm.
Alison Berry is preoccupied with placing timeless philosophical themes in a contemporary context. Her work focuses in particular on the appeal of the unattainable, eternal recurrence and the co-existence of opposites. Using found or created objects in unexpected settings, Berry's installations gently invite consideration of these weighty themes. Similarly, recent sculptural work includes peek in a box dioramas, which humorously put familiar aspects of modern life in a voyeuristic setting. Berry's unconventional handling of her subject matter aims to avoid grandiosity and instead the practice takes the form of an exploration in which laughing at oneself sometimes plays a part.
Berry graduated from Greenwich University in 2011. She has exhibited in several group shows in London and the south east including 'Fine Line' at the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and 'Paper Works' at Hundred Years Gallery, a collaborative project sponsored by a-n. She will be holding her first solo show 'Smell the Porridge' at The Old Police Station in Deptford, 23 April to 2 May 2015.
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