‘Unnerving vision of a post-apocalyptic future’: Age of Panic at Barnstaple’s White Moose Gallery
Marcus Lanyon’s first solo exhibition “Age of Panic” is in Barnstaple’s White Moose Gallery, it opened on 20 April and is running until 10 June 2017. The exhibition, a mixture of painting and sculptures, is an unnerving vision of a post-apocalyptic future which reflects the world’s current state of unease and panic.
“This exhibition is the culmination of a number of years’ research, observation and experiment, and during this timeframe the national and global social and political context has dramatically shifted to a place that makes my work all the more relevant,” said Marcus.
“Although not part of my plan it is interesting that the exhibition traces the timeline of the upcoming general election.
“There is definitely a political edge to my work and, as we hurtle towards another period of uncertainty and change, it makes the work even more poignant. While I hope not prophetic, my work reflects a future many of us fear.”
The exhibition has been supported by an Arts Council England National Lottery grant.
‘Age of Panic” run to 10 June 2017 at the White Moose Gallery, Moose Hall. Trinity Street. Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HX.
During the exhibition, the gallery will be open to the public, Tuesday–Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-2pm. Monday’s are by appointment only. Entry is free of charge.