WHERE'S THE FRAME FEATURES STUDIO WEST'S EXHIBITION, 'SKIN DEEP'.
The exhibition presents a visual extension of the age-old psychotherapeutic talking method - a notion predicated on the idea that to name one’s trauma is to heal it. Revisiting this historic approach to treatment, the exhibition contends that through painting rather than telling their experiences, the artists may find routes to healing. In addition, through grouping together a range of figurative paintings, the exhibition begins to tell a myriad of personal stories in dialogue with one other. The narrative becomes less about the individual and instead the story forms in the connections between the works. Collectively, the works on show paint a complex picture of modern life, complete with its many physical and mental hardships."