Blown, Bound and Bold
Zone 2 - Notting Hill + Holland Park
114 Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2PW, UK
Mon-Fri | 11am-5pm
Emerging artist Chris Day makes his debut at Vessel Gallery. The artist, who worked for more than two decades as a self-employed plumber before discovering glass, has produced a series of highly personal pieces that discuss and investigate the treatment of black people in Britain and the United States of America. Within the work he also uses materials derived from heating and electrical systems in a reference to his former career.
“My main purpose is to engage the audience on issues that are hard to confront on many levels, using art to help overcome some of the traumas that haunt our collective past.”
Much of Day’s research has focussed on the history of the slave trade in the Eighteenth Century, with the copper cage in one piece representing the restriction of movement both physically and mentally, emphasising the complete control traders possessed over another human’s life.