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boom + bust

Bex Ilsley


GOLDTAPPED presents Bex Ilsley’s first solo show in the North East boom + bust

Preview: 6-9pm, Saturday 28th July 2018
*EXTENDED TILL 25 August* Open 28 July - 18 August 2018 


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Ilsley’s sculptural practice explores the nature of body and personality in virtual, physical, and psychological spaces using fantasy, performativity, objecthood and paradox as a lens through which to question the authenticity of these structures and its relationship to mental health. Ilsley aim’s to create depictions of the self and the Other which twist in and out of the real and the virtual, the artificial and the authentic, progressing through journeys of discovery, only to end up where they began.

For boom + bust, Ilsley brings together personal ideas surrounding childhood trauma and autonomous, AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated internet content, questioning the responsibility for unresolved trauma within familial structures and what emotional effects the continuously fluctuating economy has on our future generations?
Recent Exhibitions: Duty Free - Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2018, Rendered Personas - TRANSIT, Holzmarkt25, Berlin, 201, GIF FEST 3000 - 220 Prior St, Vancouver, 2018, - as part of The Wrong Biennale, 2017, Emotional Processing (solo) - Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington.


boom + bust was curated by Mia Cathcart and GOLDTAPPED


boom + bust was kindly supported by Arts Council England

Photographs by Amelia Read

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