Sally King is a London-based artist who will present a range of new paintings, drawings, installation and sculpture.
Inspired by the movement of the sea over time on the psychogeographical landscape, the works draw from the hunger for the sea and ‘smuggling’ nostalgia, with conscious investigations into the imagined romantic maritime past of England, interrupted by observational studies and automatic drawing from the present moment.
Sally’s work includes handmade props and figures that extend into and stand parallel with paintings and drawings as a way to project fantasy into reality, working across the picture plane into ‘real life’. In this way, the subject of Sally’s current work crosses the planes of fact and fiction, memory and folklore.
Appropriated images from medieval graffiti, seaside amusements and UK television are reanimated with memories and half overheard conversations from childhood.