‘Presence in Absence’ by Ian Cumberland is officially open!
From 7 September until 5 October 2020, ‘Presence in Absence’ consists of installations that utilise portraits as part of a multi-part tableau, establishing a dialogue between objects. Cumberland’s works involve an assemblage of theatrical objects, adding abnormal touches and unsettling atmospheres within mundane interiors, giving rise to an acute degree of realism. The subjects are caught in moments of escape from their psychological containment, similar to one experienced by people during the pandemic. This is Presence in Absence, a social commentary on a sociological crisis.
Watch the video below or click here to see more of Cumberland’s work at the exhibition opening.