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Long Division


Susan Boyle | Derek Sutherland

Opening night: 5th November 6-9pm

Exhibition continues: 6th – 28th November 2015

Boyle and Sutherland will open the exhibition with an artist talk at 6pm on 5th November

Catalyst Arts is very pleased to welcome Scottish artists Susan Boyle and Derek Sutherland to Belfast as part of the exhibition, Long Division. After discussion with Mirja Koponen/ Director of Interview Room 11, Sutherland and Boyle were selected to show at Catalyst Arts for their combined use of the theme disorder and division. This exchange opportunity will extend to benefit artists from Belfast showing in Edinburgh with Interview Room 11 in the new year. Interview Room 11 is a newly emerged space that has opened in Edinburgh within the last two years. In this short time they have already begun to carve out a fantastic reputation for showing cutting edge emerging artists in imaginative and experimental ways.

Long Division is an exhibition, which draws from the themes present in both artists’ works. Sutherlands sculpture/ installation ‘Never Been in a Riot’ and Boyle’s photographs entitled ‘Disorder’ combine to create a show that skirts around the edges of the ‘unsaid’ in contemporary culture. The evidence of the riot in Sutherlands is overwhelming. However the title suggests that something has been missed, only debris remains, a sort of chaos, the reason for which, we as viewers are unaware. Similarly, in Boyles work ‘Disorder’, we are presented with images that do not at first sight appear irregular, yet, upon closer inspection we can be unsettled by the images, the dust of everyday life, the fallen cuttings of paper, the aged hands.

Long Division showcases these two artists talent in Northern Ireland together at Catalyst Arts for the first time.

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