Susan Buttner, 'love you my sweaty' 2023, installation view, photograph, Kate Bowe, TLP, Dublin.
TEXT/ 'Love you my sweaty'
‘Love you my sweaty’, curated by Sara Muthi, with invited artists: Ella Bertilsson, Susan Buttner, A Gee Chan, Michelle Malone and Alison Pilkington. The often discarded aspects of daily life can reveal poignant realities. Off-handed comments and junk drawer contents can give way to important commentaries about the human condition, class structures, and lived experience. With this exhibition Ella Bertilsson, Susan Buttner, A Gee Chan, Michelle Malone and Alison Pilkington look to restage inner dialogues ranging from the silly to the existential. By employing avariety of practices across printmaking, painting, sculpture and drawing, the artists attempt to consolidate inner and outer realities, reflecting on the mundane and melancholic experiences of daily life through sincere, unaffected sensibility. Individual experiences of excitement, confusion, neglect and defeat are rendered surreal in a soirée of colourful pinks and playful dirt. Paying little mind to the boundaries between reality and fantasy, conscious and subconscious, the work unfolds hidden narratives and reveals the absurdity present in the everyday.