Joan Ainley

The Eye of Time Rewrites History

30th October – 4th December, 2010

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Joan Ainley, Cabin Trunk


Press Release
This new group of works is the second in the series ‘Portraits without Pictures, Sound without Noise’ and will be juxtaposed with a range of earlier pieces in a variety of media incorporating elements such as empty frames, mirrors and materials that evoke sound.
‘The Eye of Time Rewrites History’ comprises prints, made in signed limited editions of twenty-five, from original collages.
Joan Ainley’s work has for some years explored associations between domestic and military cultures in times of peace and war and has been concerned with pilgrimage, public and personal recollection and memory, giving viewers opportunities for multi-layered interpretations.
Here, a new set of work has arisen from her investigation and manipulation of material including a catalogue of the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd., a business that supplied ‘articles for domestic consumption and general use to its members at the lowest rates’, ‘The Popular Educator’ of 1857, and early twentieth-century catalogues of laboratory supplies and hairdressing equipment.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

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