Saturday, 6 October 2012

Zanne Andrea - 'Two Minutes to Midnight'

12 October - 26 October 2012 

Preview Thursday 11 October 7 - 9pm

Here Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by emerging contemporary artist Zanne Andrea. Andrea will present a new installation of work incorporating a variety of sculptural objects and images made from fabric, digital print, collage, found materials, and wall projections. She will create the installation using an active process of assemblage, layering and editing her selections to reveal connections and construct narratives, intentionally highlighting the theatricality of both objects and gallery.

In Two Minutes to Midnight Zanne Andrea addresses the notion of a nearing Doomsday, an apocalyptic countdown to unimaginable catastrophic events. A starting point for this exhibition is The Doomsday Clock, used by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists since 1947 to measure how close the human race is to destroying the world. This idea of a figurative midnight mirrors much of the anxiety felt during the atomic age and the Cold War, but is also relevant to the more recent anxiety of living in a post 9/11 world with terrorism threats, economies on the brink of collapse, uprisings, protests, world disasters and nuclear meltdowns.

Two Minutes to Midnight coincides exactly with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a nearly catastrophic nuclear standoff that lasted 13 days between the Soviet Union and The USA, which occurred in October 1962. This exhibition also happens in the months preceding what is known as the end of the Mayan calendar, 21 December 2012, and to some has become yet another predictive date of destruction and/or renewal of the human race.

Zanne Andrea is an American artist currently based in Bristol, England. In 2011 she received a BA (hons) Fine Art from The University of the West of England and has received a variety of awards, including a prize in the Motorcade/Flashparade National Open Competition 2011. This is her first solo exhibition.

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