Strange Occurrences

Steve Marriott

26th October – 19th November 2023

‘Strange Occurrences’ is a solo exhibition by Steve Marriott, featuring paintings from his ‘Dark Discoveries’ series, that have been completed since 2020. The paintings incorporate scenes and images from movies within the horror and science fiction genre that have had a personal and profound resonance in his consciousness. The artist appropriates peripheral details and establishing shots, as well as the more melodramatic imagery, rendering them detached from their context, yet retaining the atmosphere and mood of the original source. He uses these moments to express underlying themes and emotions emerging from the visual language inherent within the genre, such as anxiety, loneliness, alienation and fear of the unknown.

Private View: Thursday 26th October 18:30 – 20:00