IF TOMORROW NEVER
COMES focuses on three contemporary artists who make use of familiar
objects, images and samples from everyday life to disconcert the
viewer, and question the relational quality of meaning. Through
their individual practices, and using disparate media they explore
the Unheimlich (Unhomely) and the way it penetrates the everyday.
Jenny Lu, for example, uses video to examine suicide in a clinical
and emotionally distant manner, while Miranda Lopatkin creates haunting
images that combine the domestic with a ghostly human presence.
Their work also examines romance and idealism and how assumptions
and values of this nature can easily be confounded. Jenny Clarke
uses questions quoted from recent number one hit songs, which when
gathered together question social and cultural values.
Together the artists interrogate the relationship between art, and
cultural and social identity.
Jenny Clarke, Jenny Lu and Miranda Lotpatkin are all graduates of
the Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art course.