Mania, Laura Smith | Keyhole Gallery | From Feb 17th 2017
Midlands-based artist, collector and Bank Street Arts member Laura Smith is interested in the attachments that people form with inanimate objects, and her work involves rescuing abandoned figurines sentenced to a life gathering dust on charity shop shelves and giving them a surreal makeover.
Laura’s Mania exhibition, which takes place in our newly-refurbished Keyhole Gallery, features three textbook examples of mantelpiece kitsch and car boot sale tat, to which Laura has added her own twist- including one piece that features members of the 18th century European aristocracy swigging from a can of Heineken.
A playful exploration of the ‘one person’s trash is another’s treasure’ adage, Mania is one of the six exhibitions that you’ll be able to see in an open event we’re hosting on Friday 31st March.
Laura’s website can be found here.