May 16

BLOKES’ STUFF

Dean Butters The physical impossibility of an idea in the mind of someone who does not live it

Dean Butters – The physical impossibility of an idea in the mind of someone who does not live it

In the Shadow of Forgetting, Batman and Robin and Sorrellism are shows in which three blokes bare something of their selves to the broader audience. (Only Dean gets his gear off) …. Its not overdone, like spilling their guts, but rather a glimpse into the way they are thinking about certain things. Men’s business you could say. Graham Sorrelle’s paintings and poetry address feelings of powerlessness and vulnerability, an inability to overcome the obstacles life throws in his path. Aldo Iacobelli’s drawings, paintings and sculptures – are in part a visual diary presenting the thinking processes that drive his work while many also provide an insight into his personal responses to literature and art, or the work of other artists. Dean Butters uses comic book characters Batman and Robin as a metaphor representing “heroic ideas of childhood and adolescence  dashed against feelings of an unfulfilled life …. “. That might all sound a bit depressing but nothing could be further from the truth –  these shows have a refreshing honesty that reveals rather than exposes and explores rather than indulges. At CCAS Gorman House Art Centre until 28 June.

Dean Butters

Dean Butters

Aldo Iacobelli My days, 2013. Mixed media drawings,recycled frames (detail)

Aldo Iacobelli My days, 2013 mixed media drawings,recycled frames (detail)

Aldo Iacobelli and Michael

Aldo Iacobelli and Michael

Graham Sorrelle from Sorrellism

Graham Sorrelle from Sorrellism

Rache and Graham Sorrelle

Rache and Graham Sorrelle

Aldo's sisters and Debbie

Silvana, Toni and Debbie

Michael, Sean and Helen

Michael, Sean and Helen

Will, Sophie, Carl and Primrose

Will, Sophie, Carl and Primrose

family photo

Jo, Stefan, James and William

Jordan

Jordan

Hayley and Tenzin

Hayley and Tenzin

Emily and Graham

Emily and Graham

Joel

Joel

Chris, Jacob and Arryn

Chris, Jacob and Aaron

Sabrina, Nagesh, Kieran and Simone

Sabrina, Nagesh, Kieran and Simone