—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 16 November—
Staged Stills is Brandt Lewis’ fifteenth solo exhibition and his first at the Thienny Lee Gallery. In this series of works, Brandt revisits the themes of staging and narrative explored in his previous exhibitions, Staging Beckett and The Still Lives of Toys. Using a still life format, Brandt continues the same stories around our inability to communicate clearly with each other and other sentient creatures, despite often clear stage directions.
“The stories are changing somewhat: the stages are now populated by manikins. While the actors’ egos are off stage, the toy animals are now contesting with people for their rightful place in the world.” – Brandt Lewis