Unicorns & Alchemy
3 - 24 April
Re-engaging with the fantasies that we conjure as children is something that most of us strive throughout our adulthood to achieve. The innocence and unrestrained exploration that characterizes these fragile years shapes us more than we, at times care to acknowledge. Miranda Skoczek makes that rare connection with this world through her dazzling portrayals of the exotic and the abstract.
Often drawing on the imagery of animals as allegorical figures, as so much children’s literature does, Skoczek deconstructs their forms into vibrant, intricate shapes that represents the complexity of what it means to be an adult. The work is at once both playful and confronting in that, as the transition between child and adult occurs so seamlessly, rarely is it possible to be shown encapsulated with such ease.